PrOlonged Life Cycle for Electric Vehicles: POLICE

 

Motivation and Approach

The research project POLICE aims to prolong the lifecycle and to increase appeal of electric vehicles. Remanufacturing, that means the targeted exchange of certain components, allows to update vehicles and keep them up to date. In addition to the investigation of different battery concepts, the development of flexible connection elements and methods as well as the material-based qualification of 3D printing for replacement components, the design of assembly / disassembly for the remanufacturing of electric vehicles is considered. Withing the elaboration of an assembly/disassembly concept fields like assembly layout, supply, as well as employee qualification are focussed in particular.

Research Objectives

  • Increase the useful life of electric vehicles
  • Development of flexible connection elements and methods, as well as material-based qualification of 3D printing for exchange components
  • Design of assembly / disassembly for the remanufacturing of electric vehicles

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Consortium

  • StreetScooter GmbH
  • Futavis GmbH
  • Stratasys Ltd.
  • DEKRA
  • WZL der RWTH Aachen
  • PEM der RWTH Aachen