Tomorrow’s high-efficiency electric car integrated with the power supply system

  • Ritchie, Ewen (Project Manager)
  • Schaltz, Erik (Project Participant)
  • Pedersen, John K. (Project Participant)
  • Rasmussen, Peter Omand (Project Participant)
  • Andreasen, Søren Juhl (Project Participant)
  • Kær, Søren Knudsen (Project Participant)
  • Matzen, Torben Nørregaard (Project Participant)
  • Andersen, Torben Ole (Project Participant)
  • Mathe, Laszlo (Project Participant)
  • Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna (Project Participant)
  • Barreras, Jorge Varela (Project Participant)

Project Details


The goal of the project is to promote Denmark's future position in transport, especially in North Jutland and Central Jutland, by focusing on developing components and technologies for the electric cars of the future.

The partners in the project will create an overview of the technologies and patents that are of importance in the market and reported in the literature. Subsequently, researchers and the many industrial partners in Jutland will decide how best to work towards improved solutions for electric cars.

A major task is to develop a competitive high-efficiency drive system, i.e. an electric motor providing power on the shaft, adapted to the wheels, and an associated power electronic controller that are optimized for the task. The project will also analyze potential and possible implementations for the vehicle’s future incorporation in the power system as a form of energy storage in an advanced interaction with wind turbines. Furthermore, during the course of the three-year project period, a special electric car test station will be built at the Technological Institute in Aarhus.

The project consists of 12 work packages:

1. Project Management and coordination

2. State-of-the-art analysis

3. High-efficiency traction systems

4. Model development and energy optimized use of batteries

5. Boost charge of batteries

6. Energy control and optimization

7. Thermal design and management

8. Range extender

9. Integration and synergy with the power system

10. Realisation of prototype

11. Test systems for future certification of components

12. Planning of demonstration project
Effective start/end date01/08/200901/08/2012

Collaborative partners

  • Nordjysk Elhandel A/S (Project partner)
  • SerEnergy (Project partner)
  • Danfoss AS (Project partner)
  • DONG Energy A/S (Project partner)
  • Sintex A/S (Project partner)
  • KK-Electronic A/S (Project partner)
  • NIK-VE (Nordjysk Innovations- og Kompetencecenter for Vedvarende Energi) (Project partner)
  • FJ Sintermetal A/S (Project partner)
  • Neogrid Technologies ApS (Project partner)
  • Cemtec (Project partner)
  • Lithium Balance A/S (Project partner)
  • Danish Technological Institute (Project partner)
  • Energibyen Frederikshavn (Project partner)


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