The full requirements and specifications for the ACHILES Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) have been defined; focus is given to the powertrain and chassis with support of the brake system by the powertrain. Requirements are based on the Audi Q2 BEV, which will be used as a baseline, with targeted innovations the project will improve them. The test procedures and test list have been defined to verify the requirements.
The overall architecture for this next generation EV has been optimized to include various subsystems, mainly the brake, powertrain and chassis. Subsystems are currently being finalized to allow higher reliability, safety, security and energy efficiency with proper signal interfaces. The models and control strategies adaptations to integrate the four innovative technological concepts have been thoroughly discussed within the consortium and will be delivered shortly.
Finally, important design and development steps have been taken towards the implementation of the new wheel concept and brake system within the chassis and powertrain. The integration phase will then follow with the Audi Q2 BEV being dispatched to the project partners.