Electric traction motors in a circular economy

Electric vehicles require components that often contain expensive and potentially critical metals, limited in supply and without recycling, e.g. magnets for electric motors. To minimize 1) business risk related to material shortage and increased cost and 2) risk of shifting burden from climate change to resource scarcity, components need to be made for reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. The project use life cycle assessment to give guidelines for electric vehicle components with desired technical performance adapted to circularity. Specifically, electric traction motors for light and heavy vehicles will be studied, though the developed methodology will be applicable also for other components.

Participants

Sonja Lundmark (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Mikael C D Alatalo

Konsult vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Maria Ljunggren Söderman

Forskare vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Anders Nordelöf

Doktor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Torbjörn Thiringer

Professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Anne-Marie Tillman

Professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Collaborations

BorgWarner AB

Landskrona, Sweden

China-Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Eklunds bildelslager AB

Skövde, Sweden

Malmköpings Mekaniska Werkstad AB

Flen, Sweden

Stena Recycling AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Sveriges bilåtervinnares riksförbund

Stockholm, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Trucks

Gothenburg, Sweden

Walters Bildelar

Falkenberg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019 with 1,850,000.00 SEK

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019 with 1,150,000.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2018-03-16