Electric batteries are a strategic driver within the European Union quest for the transition to a clean and digital economy. An essential key enabling technology to the automotive sector’s competitiveness in the global market, the European Commission is investing in ground-breaking battery and electric vehicles (EVs) know-how to make Europe a leader in their sustainable production and use.
Applying a holistic circular approach, the HELIOS project investigates optimal eco-designs and advanced processes to both enhance and demonstrate innovative, lighter and eco-friendly hybrid Li-Ion-based battery packs for mid-size vehicles and city busses.
HELIOS believes that a new concept of standardised, modular and scalable battery pack is possible, and that it will be efficient for use in a varied range of applications. Capitalising on advanced materials and top-notch modelling Big Data and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the new battery pack is expected to combine improved autonomy and charging performance with enhanced safety standards and a minimum carbon footprint.