Vehicle electrification research projects
Lithium air battery improvements
The lithium air battery improvement project will help us meet increasing demand for renewable energy sources through the development of smaller, longer lasting and more powerful batteries.
Lithium ion battery enhancements
Our lithium air battery enhancement projects help us improve the development of next generation, high energy and high power lithium ion batteries while reducing manufacturing costs and improving safety through world class processes.
In the energy management suite of research projects we focus on improving the energy efficiency, performance, sustainability, safety and cost of energy storage, generation and infrastructure technologies supporting a transition to energy efficient transport.
Electric vehicle design and development
In the electric vehicle portfolio of research projects we are pioneering energy efficient vehicle technologies, with a strong focus on public transport, to help shape a more sustainable future.
Alternative Energy for Transport research project
Market intelligence and technology assessment (MITA)
The MITA research will help position Malaysia and Australia as clean vehicle technology leaders in the ASEAN and Australian marketplace. This research will help us discover the critical roles that vehicle technologies, policies, regulations, standards and energy markets play in the success of clean vehicle technology in ASEAN and Australian marketplaces.
Sustainable manufacturing research projects
Our sustainable manufacturing suite of projects are split into two main themes – lightweight structures and advanced coatings – with a focus on advancing composite material development, vehicle occupant comfort and safety, and manufacturing research improvements in Australia.
Composite materials development
In our composite material research portfolio, we help composite manufacturers be globally competitive through the production of leading edge composite material technology, that is environmentally friendly and cost effective.
Vehicle occupant comfort and safety
Our vehicle occupant comfort and safety research focuses on producing innovative solutions that increase safety and deliver a positive and pleasurable vehicle occupant experience.
Our manufacturing improvements research focuses on delivering process improvements, sustainable solutions and innovation to keep Australian manufacturers globally competitive.
Strategic portfolio road mapping
The strategic portfolio road-mapping project uses strategic marketing methodology to help companies create a portfolio of products helping them diversify into new markets and become globally competitive.
|Lithium air battery improvements||Lithium air battery for electric vehicle||Complete||University of Wollongong and Excellerate Australia|
|Lithium ion battery enhancements||Development of advanced electrode and electrolytes for lithium ion batteries||Active||University of Wollongong, University of Technology, MAI and Excellerate Australia|
|Lithium ion battery enhancements||Lithium-ion battery material manufacturing scale-up and process optimisation||Active||Queensland University of Technology, MAI and Excellerate Australia|
|Lithium ion battery enhancements||Manufacturing processes for new lithium ion battery anode materials||Active||University of Wollongong, Baosteel and Excellerate Australia|
|Energy management||Battery charge, mechanical and thermal management system development||Complete||University of Wollongong, Swinburne University, MAI and Excellerate Australia|
|Energy management||Thermoelectric efficient energy recovery in light and heavy vehicles||Active||University of Wollongong and Excellerate Australia|
|Energy management||Design and prototype of on-vehicle battery system for electric vehicles||Active||University of Wollongong, Redarc and Excellerate Australia|
|Energy management||Lithium ion battery module packaging and testing||Active||University of Wollongong, University of Technology Sydney, MAI and Excellerate Australia|
|Energy management||Automotive transformation: materials science innovation in Heliostat design and manufacture||Active||Precision, UniSA and Excellerate Australia|
|Electric vehicle design and development||Transmissions for plug-in vehicles||Complete||University of Technology Sydney, CNERVA and Excellerate Australia|
|Electric vehicle design and development||Modular electric bus||Active||Swinburne University, Bustech and Excellerate Australia|
|Electric vehicle design and development||Bus tracking systems||Active||Swinburne University, MAI and Excellerate Australia|
|Market intelligence and technology assessment (MITA)||Market intelligence and technology assessment (MITA) 2025||Active||Queensland University of Technology and Excellerate Australia|
|Smart coatings||Next generation automotive coating||Active||University of South Australia and Excellerate Australia|
|Smart coatings||Lightweight plastic glazing for the automotive industry||Complete||University of South Australia and Excellerate Australia|
|Composite materials development||Automotive composites manufacturing capability and quality current state assessment outline||Complete||ACS Australia, MAI and Excellerate Australia|
|Composite materials development||Resin systems for high volume composite parts||Active||Deakin University and Excellerate Australia|
|Composite materials development||High volume process to manufacture carbon fibre composite parts for automotive applications||Complete||Deakin University and Excellerate Australia|
|Composite materials development||Knitted composite seat structures||Active||Swinburne University, Futuris and Excellerate Australia|
|Composite materials development||Low cost automotive grade polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon fibres||Active||Deakin University and Excellerate Australia|
|Composite materials development||Composite seat structure development||Active||Deakin University, Futuris and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Advanced energy absorption||Active||Swinburne University of Technology, Futuris and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Design of vehicle frontal protection systems capable of meeting future pedestrian testing requirements||Active||Queensland University of Technology, Toyota and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Pickup bull bar development||Active||VPAC, SAMMITR and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Development of a method to predict occupied seat vibration and comfort||Active||RMIT, NHK and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Real time intelligent data mining for squeak and rattle problem||Active||Swinburne University of Technology, GM Holden and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Development of an iPad application for diagnosing vehicle interior noise||Complete||RMIT and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Ingress- egress for comfort assessment||Complete||Deakin University, GM Holden and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Keyless occupant recognition||Complete||VPAC, Futuris and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Characterisation of the acoustic properties of vehicle interior trims||Active||RMIT, Futuris and Excellerate Australia|
|Vehicle occupant comfort and safety||Development of metal and polymer hybrid structures||Active||Swinburne University, GM Holden and Excellerate Australia|
|Manufacturing improvements||Recyclability, recoverability, reusability||Complete||VPAC, MAI and Excellerate Australia|
|Manufacturing improvements||Graphical user interface for arc welding model||Complete||CSIRO, GM Holden and Excellerate Australia|
|Manufacturing improvements||Implementation of advanced constitutive and failure models based on non-associate flow theory into LS-DYNA and PAM STAMP||Complete||Deakin University and Excellerate Australia|
|Manufacturing improvements||Fluid access and drainage correlation study||Complete||VPAC, GM Holden and Excellerate Australia|
|Manufacturing improvements||Single point incremental forming for rapid prototyping||Active||Australia National University, Futuris and Excellerate Australia|
|Strategic portfolio road mapping||Strategic portfolio road mapping||Active||Outerspace, SAMMITR, RMIT and Excellerate Australia|