The Hybrid Commercial Vehicle (HCV) project aims to develop urban buses and delivery vehicles with advanced second generation of energy efficient hybrid electric powertrains.
The HCV project will build on results from earlier projects and collaborate with parallel EU funded projects in order to create synergies. The most important projects for HCV are shown in the table below.
|Project||Relevance for HCV||Description and benefit for HCV|
|European Bus of the future, EBSF (EU)||SP6000||Efficient articulated bus for bus rapid transit system. Methods for simulation and evaluation of bus system in real operation. Strong user group (operators, cities and UITP)|
|HAVE-IT (EU)||SP6000 SP3000||A future functional and electrical architecture for highly automated functionalities within hybrid vehicles.|
|HELIOS (EU)||SP3000||HELIOS aims for fundamental battery chemistry for energy optimised Li-ion batteries.|
|HICEPS (EU)||SP2000||Electric aftertreatment for hybrid vehicles|
|HIPS (EU)||SP6000||State-of-the-art diesel engine technology.|
|SELECT (EU)||All SPs||Coordination of European hybrid activities.|
|SILENCE (EU)||SP6000||SILENCE developed integrated methodologies and technologies for improved control of surface transport noise in urban areas|
|Astor (EU)||SP3000||Energy storage test procedures|
|Liberal (EU)||SP 3000||Energy storage test procedures|
|VBC hybrid bus (STEM, Sweden)||SP4000||Hybrid bus development programme aiming to develop early second generation vehicles. 2 hybrid city buses will be evaluated in HCV.|
|GrönaBilenII (Sweden)||SP3000||A collaboration programme for research and development of more environmentally adapted vehicles. The programme is based on a contract between the Swedish Government and the national vehicle industry.|
There are several on-going EU funded projects such as European Bus of the future (EBSF) and HAVE-IT that will have close connection to the HCV project. Further, former EU projects such as Astor and Liberal will provide the HCV project with test procedures for energy storage.
|Info master||Last edited on 2010-12-03|