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RHODaS - Reinventing High-performance pOwer converters for heavy-Duty electric transport

Abstract: The RHODaS project , opens an external URL in a new windowaddresses the optimization of integrated motor drive (IMD) powertrains for heavy-duty long-distance electric vehicles using novel wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor materials (SiC and GaN). The aim is to optimize efficiency while reducing powertrain size, weight and cost. In addition, the powertrain will be designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible and in terms of minimizing the use of critical raw materials and maximizing recyclability.

The Ecodesign research group develops design guidelines to optimize components in terms of environmental impact, material criticality and recyclability and applies them in product development together with project partners. The result is continuously evaluated quantitatively using assessment methods for material criticality, recyclability, and environmental impact (LCA).

Duration: 05/2022 - 10/2025

Project ID: 101056896

Funding: European Union - HORIZON - Climate, Energy and Mobility

Partners

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA (Spain)

KNEIA SL (Spain)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET (Denmark)

AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Austria)

INSTYTUT BADAN I ROZWOJU MOTORYZACJI BOSMAL SPZOO (Poland)

VALEO EMBRAYAGES SAS (France)

VALEO EAUTOMOTIVE GERMANY GMBH (Germany)

 

contact

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Dr. Rainer Pamminger 

Email: rainer.pamminger@tuwien.ac.at

Phone: +43 1 58801 30753