Climate KIC - Integrated Technology for Electric Mobility TIME ACCELERATOR

Finanziato da EU Climate KIC Programme

Coordinatore Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi" – DEI in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali (prof. Matteo Mura)

Durata: 5 mesi – dal luglio 2017 al Dicembre 2017

Obiettivo The TIME project aims to develop a conversion kit for thermal engines in 5+ year old city cars. This retrofit kit comes with fully integrated electric powertrain, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), battery charger and management system (BMS), vehicle-to-grid (VTG), human-machine (HMI) and vehicle-to-internet (VTI) interface. Basically, from a vehicle that has ended its useful life – called a donor - the combustion engine is eliminated, whatever is in good condition is reused and the electrical components necessary for the transformation are then installed. All this produces a two-fold benefit: cost reduction, compared to purchasing a new electric vehicle, and a significant technological upgrade on the original vehicle