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Lightweight and Integrated Plastic Solutions for Power Battery Racks in Electric Vehicles

  • Thierry CoosemansEmail author
  • Javier Sanfélix
  • Maarten Messagie
  • Joeri Van Mierlo
  • Anthony Alves
  • Gilles Waymel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Abstract

The Operating Energy Racks for Full Electric Vehicles project (OPERA4FEV) is a European project under the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission. The project started in September 2011 for a total period of 54 months and aims to propose a cheap, light and versatile alternative solution to the present metal-based technology for power battery racks in electric vehicles. It also aims for a high level of function integration while taking crash and safety regulations into account in the mean time. It involves a consortium of 10 partners from 6 European countries and has a total budget of €7 millions.

Keywords

Advanced battery racks Life cycle assessment Eco-design Mass production 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Coosemans
    • 1
    Email author
  • Javier Sanfélix
    • 1
  • Maarten Messagie
    • 1
  • Joeri Van Mierlo
    • 1
  • Anthony Alves
    • 2
  • Gilles Waymel
    • 2
  1. 1.MOBI - Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research CentreVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.MecaplastGroup Centre Technique de Lens, PA La CroisetteLensFrance

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