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
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.