Welcome New Member: MAXIMA

We are more than happy to welcome a new member to the E-VOLVE cluster: The MAXIMA project, started in February 2023 and comprising 11 partners from 6 European Countries.

MAXIMA aims to create a low-cost modular permanent magnet axial flux electrical machine with improved performance, and with a low environmental impact that caters specifically to the needs of the automotive market. 

To achieve this, MAXIMA will develop an advanced multiphysics design procedure that includes new thermal management concepts. A digital twin will also be built to develop an optimal control strategy to operate the electrical machine up to the limit. 

The end-of-life of the electrical machine will also be considered, with a focus on recycling the permanent magnet made from critical raw materials. MAXIMA will conduct a life cycle assessment for every solution, analyzing its impact throughout the lifecycle, with the goal of minimizing the environmental impact. 

At the end of the project, prototypes will be manufactured for testing, assessment, and validation of the new concepts addressed in MAXIMA related to the modular design of the electrical machine, the optimal control based on the digital twin and the manufacturing/recycling process flow.  

Read more about MAXIMA and browse through their website and social media in our section “Active Members“.

WELCOME MAXIMA, we’re happy to have you a board and are looking forward to our cooperation.

How to achieve 100 % sustainable mobility? Circular Economy – from Cradle to Grave and back to Cradle

On November 16 and 17, the 18th A3PS – Austrian Association for Advanced Propulsion Systems Conference Eco-Mobility 2023 took place in Vienna and the E-VOLVE cluster and all partner projects have been presented by Eric Armengaud, leading the working group “industrialization and exploitation” of the cluster.

This year’s theme of the conference was “How to achieve 100 % sustainable mobility? Circular Economy – from Cradle to Grave and back to Cradle“ and provided excellent keynote speeches and ground breaking input in the thematic sessions provided by the international participants.

The E-VOLVE cluster presentation was part of the session “AVC Advanced Vehicle Concepts” and focused on presenting the cluster as well as the projects and their innovative approaches as contribution to the European R&D landscape. Chaired by Brandstätter Bernhard from Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH and lead of the cluster working group “Scientific Board”, the session concluded with a panel discussion with Christian Kurzböck from Virtual Vehicle and a vivid exchange among the participants of the session.

We would like to thank A3PS and Conference Chair Dr. Michael Noest, MBA in representation of the organizers for the invitation and excellent organization and all participants for the fruitful discussions. We are looking forward to further exchange.

📷 : Jenny Weidenauer and Christian Kurzböck, thank you very much for your support!

E-VOLVE Cluster Newsletter #12

Ready for some updates? Here is our latest newsletter with all that has been happening in the projects. Many projects participated in different conferences and some reports have been submitted.

Also, don’t forget to check out all the events coming up in the next months!