21 06, 2021

Save the date: ORCA project final event on 22 September 2021 (online)

2021-06-21T07:16:20+00:00June 21st, 2021|

When: 22 September 2021, between 9:30 & 12:30 am (CEST) Where: online Topic: ORCA Project - final event Register: here On 22 September, starting at 9.30 am, the ORCA team will [...]

3 06, 2021

The economic and environmental assessments of the ORCA vehicles have been completed

2021-06-21T08:04:09+00:00June 3rd, 2021|

The ORCA project aims to design clean, efficient, and green plug-in hybrid heavy-duty vehicles that are cost-competitive within the market: an IVECO Multi Modular hybrid passenger bus and a VOLVO [...]

19 05, 2021

Successful testing of the ORCA truck at the Vehicle Feature Lab

2021-05-19T09:24:45+00:00May 19th, 2021|

The ORCA truck has been successfully tested in the Vehicle Feature Lab at Volvo. From the 19th of April to the 3rd of May, the Volvo engineers have been busy [...]

1 02, 2021

General Assembly meeting

2021-05-19T09:08:43+00:00February 1st, 2021|

On 29 January, the Consortium held its General Assembly meeting online. The technical progress have been presented and discussed in detail, special attention was payed to the progress towards the [...]

5 10, 2020

Flash news: Bus Demo on roller bench

2020-10-05T08:52:37+00:00October 5th, 2020|

Before summer vacations the ORCA Bus demonstrator has been tested on roller test bench in electric mode using new multimodal driveline. Soon the vehicle will be completed with the installation [...]

21 09, 2020

Flash news: Regional Distribution Truck in full electric mode

2020-09-21T09:00:22+00:00September 21st, 2020|

A major milestone has been achieved in WP4 just before summer vacations started, the ORCA truck can finally be driven in full electric mode. Now the focus of the team [...]

21 09, 2020

Update: Optimisation Framework and Methodology

2021-05-19T09:11:20+00:00September 21st, 2020|

The work on ‘Optimisation Framework and Methodology’ is still progressing well, despite minor Covid-19 delays. An extensive comparison between CNG and Diesel engine has been performed to assess the impact [...]

27 03, 2020

Update: Regional Distribution Truck

2020-09-21T08:55:54+00:00March 27th, 2020|

ORCA is developing a distribution Plug-In Hybrid truck to be able to cope with future ZEZ (Zero Emission Zones) restrictions in cities and urban areas. The truck hardware build has [...]

27 03, 2020

Update: Optimisation Framework and Methodology

2021-05-19T09:11:53+00:00March 27th, 2020|

Cycling and calendar ageing tests are currently being performed at the VUB to characterise the bus prototype battery storage system with relevant State of Charge and State of Health algorithms. [...]

12 11, 2019

The fourth ORCA General Assembly meeting

2019-11-12T11:30:25+00:00November 12th, 2019|

The fourth ORCA General Assembly meeting The fourth General Assembly meeting took place on 24 and 25 October 2019 at VUB’s premises in Brussels, Belgium. The main focus has been [...]

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