VUB largest EU project is ready to REFORM the European energy landscape
EVERGi Research Group (Part of MOBI Electromobility research Centre), is leading the groundbreaking REFORMERS initiative as part of the Horizon Europe program.The EVERGi Research Group, proudly announces the launch of the REFORMERS project, an ambitious undertaking that marks Vrije Universiteit Brussel's most significant venture of 2023. With an impressive budget of €20 million and a coalition of
Highly Cited reseracher: Joeri Van Mierlo's Remarkable Achievement
Prof. Joeri Van Mierlo has received the Highly Cited researcher award from the Web of Science. He is the only Belgian researcher receiving this award in the Category “Engineering”. In the world of academia, recognition is not just a personal milestone; it's a testament to the collective efforts that drive advancements in knowledge. MOBI Electromobility Research Centre is proud to announce a major
VUB students convert vintage car into electric car
VUB students have converted an old vintage car into a working electric car. The car was presented on Wednesday morning at the VUB campus in Etterbeek. This way, oldtimers can be reused. They would also be up to half cheaper than newly produced electric models.While the idea was originally no more than a theoretical issue, VUB students and research group MOBI, led by project promoter Stefan
Study trip autonomous mobility in the USA
Our Autonomous Vehicle Group went to San Francisco from August 16-21 organized by ITS.be Espaces-Mobilités.During their visit, they got a firsthand look at the cutting-edge developments in autonomous vehicles from some industry leaders:Waymo and Cruise, both pioneering robot taxi services, have recently been granted the green light for commercial operations in San Francisco. We even had the chance
VIEW - VUB researchers develop superfast charging technology Channel Z (Kanaal Z)
VIEW - VUB researchers develop superfast charging technologyChannel Z (Kanaal Z)Charging stress will soon be a thing of the past for electric car owners. Not only are batteries becoming more powerful, charging will also be much faster in the future. In as little as 10 minutes, with new charging technology being fully developed at the VUB. Charging at a higher voltage, with higher efficiency and a
VUB charging technology to make electric driving more pleasant and efficient
Anyone who sets off on holiday in their electric car needs to carefully plan their journey to avoid getting stranded without power along the way. Researchers from our EPOWERS research group has developed a technology that significantly extends the range of electric vehicles up to 1,000 km with a limited number of recharges. They have also worked on charging infrastructure, meaning that charging
VUB at the forefront in Europe on next generation Electrical Mobility technologies
The accelerated rise of new technologies, changing consumer preferences and emerging mobility services is currently drastically transforming the automotive industry. Today, we are at an exciting and significant moment of change, driven by the race to deliver sustainable digital mobility, also considering human and environmental factors. The transition towards a sustainable and green mobility is
MOBI Electromobility Research Centre at 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition (EVS36): Shaping the Future of Electric Mobility! This week some MOBI members travelled to Sacramento to visit EVS36, the premier showcase for industry innovation and the longest-running international conference devoted to electric transportation and technologies.A list of what we presented:- Léa D'amore
Omar Hegazy, Thomas Geury and Boud Verbrugge travelled to Vienna on 24th of May to represent our EPOWERS research group who is partner & work package leader of this project.The project aims to lead the European industry of mobility and support EU cities’ transitioning from isolated and static transportation means towards a service-centric, connected mobility ecosystem by sharing data and
On 18th of May Sazzad Hosen & Aitor Sánchez Ferrero from our Battery Innovation Centre kicked-off the European project NEMO.The project aims at advancing the state of the art of battery management systems (BMS) by engaging advanced physics-based and datadrivenbattery models and state estimation techniques.
WIMBY PRESS RELEASE
EU project Wimby - Wind In My BackYard, coordinated by our EVERGi group, is launching their project website and social media accounts, 1st Press Release of the Project. The project will study the drivers and barriers of social acceptance in order to address related challenges so that wind energy gains substantially more popular support.
Our Battery Innovation Centre kicked-off the new EU project PHOENIX, on the 12th of May. This project focuses on building more reliable and performant batteries by embedding sensors and self-healing functionalities to detect degradation and repair damage via advanced Battery Management System.