New research by the HELIOS team publi
Electric drive systems are appealing options to the future or transport in urban settings. They promise close-to-zero emissions, increased efficiency, enhanced performance and quiet operation, combined with reduced fuel consumption and potentially lower maintenance costs.
Despite consistent investment from the private sector, no electric drive options for urban transit have overcome the barriers to become commercially viable and truly competitive compared to conventional fuel vehicles in terms of performance and cost.
With funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, the HELIOS project integrates innovative circular designs, materials and technologies in the field of Li-ion batteries to improve the charging capabilities, overall performance and cost-effectiveness of electric battery packs used in a variety of electric vehicles.