Project results

Measurement of the magnetic field inside electric vehicles

Eight different electric vehicles, two conventional gasoline and one diesel car have been used to study the level of the magnetic field inside these cars. At start-up the maximum exposure is 20% of the ICNIRP level for electric vehicles compared to about 10% for the measured combustion engine cars.

Design guidelines to reduce the magnetic field in electric vehicles (prudent avoidance)

Based on the measurements and on extensive simulation work the project arrived on the following design guidelines to, if necessary, minimize the magnetic field in electric vehicles.

EMF effects on mammalian cells

Vehicles powered only by batteries are by far preferable to internal combustion engine vehicles, as far as cancer risk is concerned.

Published October 25, 2013

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Coordinator: Andreas Vogl, SINTEF FP7
Duration: 1st May 2011 - 1st February 2014
EU contract FP7-SST-265772 in the Sustainable Surface Transport call in Framework Program 7.