Last 7 and 8 November and coinciding with the 31st month of the project, the general assembly meeting of the JOSPEL project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, was held.
The aim of the project is developing a new energy-efficient climate system for electric vehicles.
At ARKEMA’s facilities in France, the fourteen members of the industry and research centres involved met with the aim of sharing the last advances in thermoelectric materials and systems achieved to date. In particular, AIMPLAS has developed the heating plates with conductive materials in order to ensure thermal comfort inside vehicles in adverse external conditions.
During the meeting, the activities for the next months were planned, where the assembly of the different technologies developed in the two demonstrators was tackled. The demonstrators are: electrical vehicles manufactured currently in the companies ALKE (Italy) and DOK-ING (Croatia). It is envisaged that the innovative system achieves a reduction of the energy used in electric vehicle air conditioning in at least 50 % with respect to existing equipment. The first results measured are promising.
The JOSPEL project has a budget of 6.7 million euros and has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement number 65385.