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Flash news: Regional Distribution Truck in full electric mode

September 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Flash news: Regional Distribution Truck in full electric mode

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 is on calibrating the driving [...]

Update: Optimisation Framework and Methodology

September 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Update: Optimisation Framework and Methodology

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 on the vehicle weight and [...]

Update: Regional Distribution Truck

March 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Update: Regional Distribution Truck

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 been finalised (see photo above) [...]

Update: Optimisation Framework and Methodology

March 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Update: Optimisation Framework and Methodology

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. The models are being verified [...]

The fourth ORCA General Assembly meeting

November 12th, 2019|Comments Off on The fourth ORCA General Assembly meeting

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 given to the two ORCA [...]

Internal ORCA workshop on Measurements & Evaluation

November 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Internal ORCA workshop on Measurements & Evaluation

The last challenging stage of the ORCA project has just started: developed concepts and solutions are to be validated/verified through virtual and experimental testing. Laboratory based testing of both the ORCA truck and bus demonstrator [...]