DOMUS – Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach
Range anxiety is one of the main barriers to EV adoption by the broader customer pool; moreover, the ambient conditions (e.g. extreme hot or cold weather) profoundly affect the actual driving range which can be achieved.
As cabin heating and cooling represent the highest auxiliary loads drawing on the vehicle’s energy resources, DOMUS aims to deliver advanced solutions to lower significantly the energy demand for cabin conditioning while improving the user experience by developing, validating and applying a user-centric approach to EV design.
As a result DOMUS aims to reduce the overall energy consumption of future EVs in order to increase 25% of the electric range for different ambient conditions.