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EM-TECH - Innovative e-motor technologies covering e-axles and e-corners vehicle architectures for high-efficient and sustainable e-mobility

36 mesi (2023 - 2025)
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Tipo di progetto:
Ricerca UE - HE - Global Challenges - Climate, Energy and Mobility
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EM-TECH brings together 10 participants from industry and academia to develop novel solutions to push the boundaries of electric machine technology for automotive traction, through: i) innovative direct and active cooling designs; ii) virtual sensing functionalities for the high-fidelity real-time estimation of the operating condition of the machine; iii) enhanced machine control, bringing reduced design and operating conservativeness enabled by ii); iv) electric gearing to provide enhanced operational flexibility and energy efficiency; v) digital twin based optimisation, embedding systematic consideration of Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Costing aspects since the early design stages; and vi) adoption of recycled permanent magnets and circularity solutions. The proposed innovations will be implemented in new series of radial flux direct drive in-wheel motors characterised by so far unexplored levels of torque density (>150 Nm/litre, >50 Nm/kg), and on-board single stator double rotor type ironless axial flux machines providing power density and specific power levels in excess of 30 kW/litre and 10 kW/kg. The solutions will address both passenger car and van applications (continuous power levels of 50 kW - 120 kW), providing competitive costs (25%), and to >60% decrease of the rare earth content, including implementation of magnet recycling solutions. EM-TECH obtained the support of several car makers (AUDI and Changan UK), which will strengthen the exploitation strategy. EMTECH will further directly contribute to the relevant European Destination and KSO C and A, by supporting the establishment of a European leadership in the sector of key digital, enabling and emerging technologies, and the development of the respective value chains.

Persone coinvolte

Dipartimenti coinvolti


  • AVL List GmbH - Coordinatore

Parole chiave

Settori ERC

PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)

Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile (Sustainable Development Goals)

Obiettivo 13. Promuovere azioni, a tutti i livelli, per combattere il cambiamento climatico*


Costo totale progetto: € 3.834.550,00
Contributo totale progetto: € 3.834.550,00
Costo totale PoliTo: € 565.450,00
Contributo PoliTo: € 565.450,00

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