Project clustering

Joint activities with XERIC and OPTEMUS

Joining forces and sharing knowledge

As strongly encouraged by the European Commission, JOSPEL is collaborating with two other H2020 projects – XERIC and OPTEMUS – that are also working on the second topic of the call Green Vehicles (GV).  Within the second topic (GV2) Optimised and systematic energy management in electric vehicles, JOSPEL is clustering with XERIC and OPTEMUS through sharing of dynamics and knowledge, and hosting of joint events and workshops, as all three projects are working towards a common goal, namely the development of novel energy efficient climate systems for the optimization of energy management in electrical vehicles. 



The Projects


OPTEMUS – OPtimised Energy Management and USe – represents an opportunity for overcoming one of the biggest barriers towards large scale adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid cars: range limitation due to limited storage capacity of electric batteries. The OPTEMUS project proposes to tackle this bottleneck by leveraging low energy consumption and energy harvesting through a holistic vehicle-occupant-centred approach, considering space, cost and complexity requirements. Read more


The objective of XERIC is to develop an energy-friendly climate control system to extend the range capability of electric vehicles in all weather conditions. The system developed is a hybrid system in which air is dehumidified without reaching its dew point. In such a system, the vapor compression cycle operates at a higher refrigerant evaporation temperature and at lower condensation temperature, resulting in savings of at least 50% on energy used for passenger comfort throughout the year.  Read more

Clustering activities

So far, JOSPEL has participated in three public workshops together with XERIC and OPTEMUS:

Furthermore, the three projects appeared together in the same session of the ERTRAC-EGVIA conference – the 1st European Conference on Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects.

The three projects will also join forces on October 25th, 2018 when JOSPEL will host a workshop titled Innovative Research to Improve Energy Efficiency in EVs.

In addition to co-hosting workshops and sharing knowledge, the three projects has also successfully applied together for the Common Dissemination Booster.

Below you can see video from one of the previous events in Bologna.