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Our Project – Objectives

  • Design of a novel and modular battery system;
  • Prototyping, manufacturing and dismantling techniques for next generation of lithium-ion battery systems.

The objective of the GHOST project is to develop InteGrated and PHysically Optimised Battery System for Plug-in Vehicles Technologies.

The modular battery system can either be a single or a dual system. In both cases the system will have fast-charge capability due to improved thermal management system: enhanced cooling. The system will enable the reduction of integration costs as well as the assembly times. Two demonstrators will be done for the single battery system: a plug-in electric vehicle and an electric bus. Further, the dual battery system will be bench tested.

The objectives of the project are the following:

  • Design of a novel and modular battery system with higher-energy density (in weight) up to 20%;
  • Increase of the energy density of the battery system up to 30%;
  • Development of mass producible innovative and integrated design solutions to reduce the battery integration cost at least by 30% through smart design;
  • Definition of new test methodologies and procedures to evaluate reliability, safety and lifetime of different BS;
  • Design of novel prototyping, manufacturing and dismantling techniques for next generation of lithium-ion BS;
  • Demonstration of GHOST solutions in two demonstrators (BEV bus with ultrafast partial charge capability and P-HEV) and one lab demonstrator (module level) for the post Lithium-Ion technology.
Example of battery module design

Example of battery module design

Design for manufacturing, recycling and second life

Design for manufacturing, recycling and second life

The GHOST project has an interdisciplinary approach which includes: thermodynamics, modelling and simulation, materials, design, welding, soldering and sealing, fluid dynamics, business and economics.

The project activities will be carried out by a thirteen-members consortium belonging to 7 EU member states, representing all requested competencies in the field of Battery Systems, their thermal management, integration and safety for automotive applications, suppliers, engineering and technology organisations and universities.