FREE OF CHARGE for the students and their supporting lecturer
SIA invites students to participate to a Student Challenge called "Which Hybrid Architecture and Control for a 44-ton long-haul truck? "
Like for passenger cars, the commercial vehicle industry is facing a very challenging new CO2 regulation in Europe (EU 2019/1242): between 2019 and 2030, CO2 emissions emitted per ton of truck cargo needs to be reduced by 30% for the fleet of new vehicles sold yearly by the manufacturers (OEMs). The regulation targets the trucks above 16 tons, within which the 40-ton long-haul trucks represent more than 80% of the sales.
To fulfil this regulation, European OEMs are planning to push the diesel combustion engine to its efficiency limits, hybridizing him with electrical machines, and increase progressively the share of hydrogen, gas and electric powertrains.
In parallel, some cities are planning long term to ban combustion engines from the city centres, allowing only zero tail pipe emissions vehicles.
The purpose of this project is to perform a paper analysis of a hybrid long-haul truck, which would also be able to drive purely electrically in a major European city.