ReFreeDrive, developing new electric motor technologies

11/07/2017 by cidaut

ReFreeDrive is our most recently approved H2020 project. With the title “Rare earth free e-Drives featuring low cost manufacturing”, ReFreeDrive is focused on developing rare earth‐free traction technologies beyond their current state-of‐art, with a strong focus on industrial feasibility for mass production, targeting lower costs with higher specific torque and power density. The project was kicked off last 17th and 18th of October.

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ReFreeDrive joins 13 partners, 9 of them industrial partners, from 6

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CIDAUT participates in the round table “The future of the automotive sector” organized by Hyundai, Bosch and El Español.

09/12/2017 by cidaut

Madrid, 6th July 2017. The digital newspaper El Español, together with Hyundai and Bosch, organized a round table to discuss the multiple challenges of the automotive sector. Under the title “The future of the automotive sector” the meeting gathered more than ten experts that went into deep analysis of aspects related to the innovation, connectivity and disruptive technologies in the sector. The working day was divided in two main topics: Electromobility and Connectivity and Autonomous Driving.

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Cidaut, Nissan and Renault participate in the meeting “Palencia: Capital del Vehículo Eléctrico”.

02/10/2017 by cidaut

On December 1st, El Norte de Castilla organized a conference to bring the electric vehicle closer to the public.

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Electromobility experts from the three companies exposed their point of view on the difficulties, opportunities and challenges for the electric vehicles promotion. The vehicle manufacturers presented their new innovations in the market and focused on the need of a continued support from the administration. The public needs a better understanding of the electromobility advantages and also

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Successful end of Free-Moby and Plus-Moby projects.

02/10/2017 by cidaut

Both European projects have run parallel for three years to balance the vehicle and infrastructure development.

Both projects are aimed to take advantage of the solar energy for electromobility. They work on the same vehicle, but Free-Moby is focused on the infrastructure while Plus-Moby’s target is the vehicle itself, which is an L7 type vehicle.

The vehicle has the possibility to be charged trough a connector but also by battery swapping. Then the batteries can be charged both in the vehicle and at home. Free-Moby has developed an innovative charging system based on photovoltaic energy. The

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Cidaut shows the results of Plus-Moby at LEVS in Barcelona

11/17/2016 by cidaut

On the 20th and 21st of September, the first Light Electric Vehicle Summit was held in Barcelona. The event was successful; more than 150 participants from 25 different countries had the opportunity to attend the 70 presentations shown during the congress. Cidaut was there as a part of the Scientific Committee and also presenting the results of the European project Plus-Moby.

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During the congress it was demonstrated that the integration of the light electric vehicles in the

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Cidaut will be a member of the Scientific Reviewing Committee of the First World Light Electric Vehicle Summit (LEVS)

04/08/2016 by cidaut

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Light electric vehicles are becoming a key actor in the urban sustainable mobility, but nowadays there is not a meeting point to highlight all the research activities related to this kind of vehicles. Attending to this need LEVS, the World Light Electric Vehicle Summit, is born.

The first edition will be held in Barcelona, 20th and 21st September 2016.

The initiative has four main objectives:

Learn from each other’s experience. Present the actual status of work and achievements. Find partners to ...

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Final Event for the Green eMotion Project to be held in Brussels February 2015

01/15/2015 by cidaut

The Green eMotion project is coming to its end next February. After four years of developing interoperable solutions for EV, analyzing standardization and infrastructure needs, and establishing the electric grids requirements, the project has reached its objective to support the roll out of EV in Europe.

Among other results, the project has successfully:

Developed a marketplace and a clearing house that will allow Electric Vehicles (EV) drivers across Europe to connect their vehicles in different charging points. Carried out several standardization activities on communication and identification to propose new standards. Defined the infrastructure requirements, as well as the basis for the future requirements on ...

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Free-Moby’s First Review Meeting

01/15/2015 by cidaut

The first review meeting of Free-Moby project was held last December in Brussels. Free-Moby is a three years FP7 founded project focused on the implementation of easy to deploy micro fully electrical vehicles and city EVs.

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Figure 1: Schedule of the Vehicle to Home (V2H) connection and communication to optimize the performance of the harvested energy.

All the partners involved in the activities developed during the first twelve months of the project were present in the meeting. Cidaut presented the results of

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Green eMotion conference showcases an EU-wide interoperable electromobility system

11/07/2014 by cidaut

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The EU’s flagship electromobility project, Green eMotion, has organised for the first time an electric vehicle rally from the Green eMotion demonstration regions to Brussels. Over the past few days, five teams – EdF (Strasbourg), ESB (Belfast), RSE (Milano), TÜV Nord (Hannover), and Verbund (VIenna) – drove their electric vehicles to Brussels, using different charging stations along the way. The tour culminated on september 18th with a high-level conference with the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport  Mr Siim Kallas.

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