Green eMotion General Assembly after the 1st Project Year

From March 27 to 28 the 2nd General Assembly of the Green eMotion project took place in Valladolid, Spain. Dr. Heike Barlag, the Siemens’ project coordinator, opened the meeting with presenting the latest version on project vision, electromobility stories and project goals:

  • Recommendation of selected standards for an interoperable electromobilty system (de facto standards for Europe).
  • Definition of the IT architecture for a European electromobility marketplace including interfaces which allows for a roaming functionality.
  • Recommendation of ways to an optimised grid and charging infrastructure.
  • Test and demonstrate the interoperability of an electromobility system in selected demo regions and also across the participating cities. 
  • Analyse the operability of electric cars under real life conditions und develop policies and recommendations for the implementation of the mass market.

The project is running very well as the reports given in Valladolid demonstrated. The cities in the Green eMotion project have prepared a paper about their visions and strategies, where they show how electromobility can be developed by measures in the city planning with financial and non-financial incentives. The data acquisition project is running since month 4 of the project and has generated already the second report, which is used for project internal evaluations on infrastructure needs, user behaviour and e-car operability. These results will be used to conduct further social and economic studies, leading to policies and recommendations to overcome today’s hurdles towards a mass deployment of electric vehicles. The concept for the IT architecture of the European electromobility marketplace was introduced including a first view on related interfaces.

The marketplace will be an open architecture based on common standards and protocols and well-defined interfaces. The already defined IT architecture will be published which allows for competition in implementing the relevant operational systems. Last but not least specifications for the charging infrastructure got presented, covering grid aspects as well as charging technologies. After the project internal approvals, this information will be ready to get published at the Stakeholder Forum in May.

The Green eMotion General Assembly was hosted by Cartif, a technology centre with a broad range of activities. Beside the great organisation of the event, Cartif also arranged technical visits at the Twizzy manufacturing plant of Renault and the regional control centre of Iberdrola.