Aalborg University in northern Jutland has launched a 3-year project in collaboration with a number of companies and institutions with the aim of developing energy efficient components and technologies for electric cars, reports regional daily newspaper Nordjyske.
Professor Ewen Ritchie at Aalborg University's Department of Energy Technology, which heads the project, says: "Together we can strengthen and accelerate the development in a very important area. One of the major tasks we will start on is to develop a highly efficient drive system, that is an electro engine with an appurtenant regulation system, which for example can function as a charger and accumulate energy from breaking."
The project will not only involve development of new engines, gear, steering and other automotive technology. The research scientists and their project partners will also look at how to incorporate electric cars in the best possible way in the electricity grid, for example in an advanced interplay with wind turbines. In the three year test period, a special electric car test station will be built at the Danish Technological Institute in Aarhus.
In addition to Aalborg University, the partners in the project comprise: Danish Technological Institute, Northern Jutland Innovation and Competence Centre for Renewable Energy, Danfoss Silicon Power, DONG Energy, Lithium Balance, Serenergy, KK Electronics, H2 Logic, Nyfors, Nordjysk Elhandel, Frederikshavn Municipality, Sintex and FJ Sintermetal.