Sustainable Drives: Exploring Innovations in Green Vehicle Propulsion

We are looking back to a great event together with the projects MAXIMA, VOLTCAR and HEFT and can now share with you the presentation given by Eric Armengaud on behalf of the EM-Tech project. It was a great event and we received many interesting questions from the participants; thanks a lot to organizers, presenters and participants.

Please enjoy the video and don’t hesitate to come back to us in case of questions.

Report on the EM-Tech integrated electric motors, electric drives, and associated controllers

Let’s have a closer look at one of our public deliverables and the work performed there!

The target of this deliverable is to define the basic sizes (continuous and peak torque
and power ratings, mass, expected available packaging envelopes) of the investigated components and
systems for case studies. Furthermore, a set of integrated EM-TECH corner modules and on-board electric
drive solutions for electric vehicles are defined to cover the widest possible range of vehicle segments.
This deliverable also describes the associated machine control such as the cooling control and the inverter
control for the new machines, and the vehicle controls to exploit the benefits to vehicle performance
brought by the new machines, including the wheel slip control, the motor regenerative braking and
braking blending, and the anti-jerk control.

Interested in the full deliverable? Don’t hesitate to head over to the document in our results section!

TU Ilmenau Research Night – Practical insights into use of X-in-the-loop techniques in the domain of automotive engineeringTU Ilmenau Research Night –

Marius Heydrich from TU Ilmenau was presenting the EM-Tech project at the TU Ilmenau Research Night. Have a read on his report of this evening.

“As everyone knows, a modern vehicle is a quiet complex constellation of hard- and software components. Especially electric vehicles have more electrically driven systems than those with ICE, which increases the number of control units and software code lines as well. Therefore, new approaches are needed to accelerate the development and testing of next generation EVs. Highly common are the so-called X-in-the-loop techniques, making it possible to investigate systems and components in the virtual area before testing them in hybrid or under real-world conditions.

This approach was successfully used for vehicle and control development in the XILforEV – Horizon 2020 Project and EVC1000 Project and is now a key part in the EM-TECH project. To communicate the project and its scope to a broad audience, I participated in the Ilmenau Science night that took place on Saturday, 1st July 2023 at Technische Universitรคt Ilmenau.

Not even the light rain on that evening stopped hundreds of people of all ages from visiting the ThIMo I building to get information about the current research activities and latest results. To tackle the weather, we moved parts of the programme into the workshop at short notice to allow visitors to attend dry. Anyway, what is a better background for speeches about automotive engineering than staples of car tires? ๐Ÿ˜

With speeches of approximately 20 minutes, me and other researchers of the Automotive Engineering Group intended to make our research visible and understandable for everyone. In my speech, I explained the X-in-the-loop approach, which was the perfect framework to also communicate the EM-TECH project to the people and to further discuss the background.

In my opinion, the event was perfect for promoting the project and its recognition by a broad public audience. Hopefully, the next Ilmenau Science Night in 2025 will be the framework for more detailed discussions!””

Marius, thank you very much for your great presentation and for sharing your thoughts with us!

E-VOLVE Cluster News

The summer edition of the E-VOLVE newsletter is now out! ๐ŸŒž

๐Ÿ”Ž Besides our project, also the cluster members HighScape and HiPE used the time to hold their General Assembly Meetings. This edition will give you a closer look at each meeting.

๐Ÿ“… You will also find a summary of the next upcoming events from SELFIE EU projectSCAPE – Powering e-mobility and Transport Research Arena (TRA)

Read the full Newsletter HERE and subscribe to the Cluster newsletter on LinkedIn to never miss an edition!


๐Ÿ’ก As EM-TECH project we are now a member to the E-VOLVE cluster. 

The cluster has the aim to 
๐Ÿ“ connect parallel R&D activities in complementary areas 
๐Ÿ“ implement a higher potential produced by intersectoral cooperation and to 
๐Ÿ“ execute joint dissemination and exploitation activities. 

Read more on the cluster, its founding members and stay tuned for the updates on the E-VOLVE LinkedIN page.

We are looking forward to the cooperation with the cluster partner projects and will keep you updated on these. 

Partner presentation: AVL, the coordinator

With AVL List GmbH, the EM-TECH project has a highly experienced project coordinator representing the role of a large enterprise as well as providing expertise in the fields of transmission optimized for e-drive, advanced methodologies for test and instrumentation and of course automotive engineering to the project consortium. 

As the designated project leader, I am not only looking forward to the various innovations we are sure to develop, but also to the exciting talks and fruitful discussions in this interdisciplinary team of scientific and industrial partners of the EM-TECH consortium. This project will definitely give a boost to innovations in the field of electric mobility in Europe and Iโ€™m proud to be part of the process

Martin Weinzerl, AVL project manager

The privately held organization with a history of more than 70 years is located in Graz, Austria and constantly expands its portfolio of high-end methodologies and technologies in the areas of vehicle development and testing. With a holistic approach – from ideation phase to serial production – the company covers vehicle architectures and platform solutions including the impact of new propulsion systems and energy carriers. All with a clear aim: AVL’s passion is innovation.

We are looking forward to the collaboration and to present you all project partners and our advisory board members in the coming posts. 

Hello LinkedIn!

We are active on social media, respectively LinkedIn and are looking forward to you following and engaging with our side!

Kick-Off Meeting

The project kick-off meeting is an important first milestone in the starting phase of a consortium. Last week, the project members of EM-TECH came together at AVL Graz to officially launch the project.

The mission: to support the uptake of affordable, sustainable and user-centric e-mobility, while strengthening the European innovation and value creation chain for e-motor technology.

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EM-TECH Project Start

New years are for new projects

On January 1st of 2023 not only the new year has started but also the EM-TECH project, bringing together 10 organisations from 5 European countries to upport the uptake of affordable, sustainable and user-centric e-mobility, while strengthening the European innovation and value creation chain for e-motor technology.