Project: E-TRACT

Acronym E-TRACT
Duration 01/04/2018 - 31/03/2020
Project Topic Main goal of E-TRACT is to validate a fully mechanically integrated electric traction system, as scalable solution for electrifying light duty vehicles (1.5-4.2 t), with a focus on minibuses (max. 20 seats) as concrete prime market mover. Main targets include: 25 % climbing at full load, 0-50 km/h in 5 sec. and 100 km/h max speed. Moreover, the adoption of multiple gear ratios will allow 95 % efficiency, avoiding low speed and low load motor output (35–50 %), extending the vehicle range autonomy and/or reducing battery energy content and cost (-50 %). The E-TRACT solution goes well beyond the state of the art due to superior output torque and power density, despite reduced room, and advanced drivability behaviors. All components will be integrated into a demonstrator minibus, and tested on rolls and real driving cycles, including urban and suburban paths made available by the end users in the project. A full techno-economic assessment and business plan will assess industrial feasibility, market potential and investment rentability. A series of pre-commercial activities will prepare for market introduction.
Network EMEurope
Call EMEurope Cofund Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Mecaprom VPS Italia Srl Coordinator Italy
2 Automotive Research & Development Institute BOSMAL Ltd Partner Poland