The Hybrid Commercial Vehicle (HCV) project aims to develop urban buses and delivery vehicles with advanced second generation of energy efficient hybrid electric powertrains.

Related projects

The HCV project will build on results from earlier projects and collaborate with parallel EU funded projects in order to create synergies. The most important projects for HCV are shown in the table below.

Project Relevance for HCV Description and benefit for HCV
European Bus of the future, EBSF (EU) SP6000 Efficient articulated bus for bus rapid transit system. Methods for simulation and evaluation of bus system in real operation. Strong user group (operators, cities and UITP)
HAVE-IT (EU) SP6000 SP3000 A future functional and electrical architecture for highly automated functionalities within hybrid vehicles.
HELIOS (EU) SP3000 HELIOS aims for fundamental battery chemistry for energy optimised Li-ion batteries.
HICEPS (EU) SP2000 Electric aftertreatment for hybrid vehicles
HIPS (EU) SP6000 State-of-the-art diesel engine technology.
SELECT (EU) All SPs Coordination of European hybrid activities.
SILENCE (EU) SP6000 SILENCE developed integrated methodologies and technologies for improved control of surface transport noise in urban areas
Astor (EU) SP3000 Energy storage test procedures
Liberal (EU) SP 3000 Energy storage test procedures
VBC hybrid bus (STEM, Sweden) SP4000 Hybrid bus development programme aiming to develop early second generation vehicles. 2 hybrid city buses will be evaluated in HCV.
GrönaBilenII (Sweden) SP3000 A collaboration programme for research and development of more environmentally adapted vehicles. The programme is based on a contract between the Swedish Government and the national vehicle industry.

There are several on-going EU funded projects such as European Bus of the future (EBSF) and HAVE-IT that will have close connection to the HCV project. Further, former EU projects such as Astor and Liberal will provide the HCV project with test procedures for energy storage.

Info master Last edited on 2010-12-03