The Hybrid Commercial Vehicle (HCV) project aims to develop urban buses and delivery vehicles with advanced second generation of energy efficient hybrid electric powertrains.
Hybrid Commercial Vehicle (HCV) is a FP7 EU-funded initiative for reducing the emission of climate gases and other emissions in urban areas. Commercial vehicles stand for a not insignificant part of pollution in todays city environments and hybridisation of said applications can to a large degree decrease the emitted substances. Electric hybrids have so far shown a large potential, however the commercial success is heavily dependant on both the cost and benefits.
The HCV project aims to enhance the further reduce fuel consumption and to decrease the cost of a hybrid system.
Test methods, certification procedures and subsystems will be further developed and the market opportunities and barriers for hybrid commercial vehicles will be evaluated in conjunction with commercial vehicle operators in a user forum.
The different hybrid technologies will be demonstrated in four vehicles from four different manufacturers throughout large parts of Europe and evaluated in real life situations.
The project consists of 18 partners and includes both large vehicle manufacturers and large companies in the vehicle industry, as well as institutes, universities and smaller companies.
The project is organised into six parts
The overall project management and administration aims to keep the project together and make sure that all goals are met within time.
The User forum consists of operators of commercial vehicles that will investigate market barriers and opportunities
The Coordination effort is lead by Volvo and the coordinator is Sara Erkfeldt (contact info below).
Volvo Technology AB
Sven Hultins Gata 9d
+46 (31) 3220989
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