Facts and figures

  • Full name: Ageing and efficiency Simulation & TEsting under Real world conditions for Innovative electric vehicle Components and Systems
  • Acronym: ASTERICS
  • Start date: 1/10/2012
  • End date: 30/09/2015
  • Total budget: 4.3 M€
  • Total EU funding: 2.7 M€


  • Reduction of overall development time and testing efforts for FEV and components by 50% 
  • Enable improvement and optimisation of overall efficiency and performance of FEV by at least 20%

Main results

The CONCEPT of the ASTERICS project (see Figure) comprises of a systematic and comprehensive approach for the design, development and testing phases of E-drivelines in Fully Electric Vehicles, which is based upon four major building blocks.

Main results:

  • Advanced testing methodologies and models for E-driveline components
  • Development of accurate high fidelity model for batteries, inverters and electric motors
  • Development of procedures for accelerated ageing of battery, inverter and electric motor to shorten the testing time
  • Complete vehicle simulation model, including virtual driver setup and driving cycle description

The four building blocks, their features and the major innovations are:

  1. Real world environment and conditions based drive cycles
  2. Advanced testing methodologies and models for E-driveline components
  3. Descriptive/predictive models for battery subsystem, power electronics and electric motor
  4. Total system (e-driveline and FEV) 

Read more about the four building blocks >







This project is co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EC.


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