ORCA project set several ambitious goals for its two demonstrators: an IVECO multimodal hybrid bus and a VOLVO distribution hybrid truck:
  • extended full electric range from 10km to 30km;
  • improved hybrid powertrain efficiency up to 5%;
  • downsized engine by at least 50%.
compared with actual IVECO hybrid bus and VOLVO conventional truck.
To achieve its ambitious goals and to share know-how within partners, the ORCA consortium organizes annual Internal Workshops.
On the 17th of October 2017, 25 experts of the ORCA consortium came together at IVECO’s premises in Turin, Italy for the 1st Internal ORCA Workshop to discuss “Hybrid Electric Vehicles Design”.
Four specific topics were elaborated in-depth:
  • Electric Axles for HD trucks
    • Chaired by Volvo Technology AB (VOLVO)
  • Rechargeable energy storage (RES) systems for HD vehicles
    • Chaired by Johnson Matthey Battery Systems Engineering Limited (JMBS) & JSR Micro NV (JSR)
  • Integration of Li-Caps and Li-Batteries
    • Chaired by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Johnson Matthey Battery Systems Engineering Limited (JMBS) & IVECO S.p.A. (IVECO)
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design Methodology
    • Chaired by Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO) & Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Volvo Technology AB (VOLVO)
The participants of the workshop represented the entire ORCA consortium.