The Green eMotion project came to an end in February 2015. During its four year time span, a European framework was defined and demonstrated, connecting all stakeholders for a seamless and cost-efficient electromobility ecosystem. Here you can read the main findings with regard to three categories: "Social Acceptance", "Freedom of Movement", and "Economic Challenges".
To enable the mass roll-out of electromobility in Europe, social acceptance is a prerequisite. Social profitability of electromobility with regard to the actual benefits and costs may be reached soon. A clear commitment of all levels of policymakers together with industries and services, committed to a consumer friendly electromobility system will allow this to happen. All measures should be aligned with the needs of target groups like commuters or fleet owners to achieve maximum impact at the lowest possible costs.
To allow convenient travel with electric vehicles (EV) throughout Europe, a standardised, interoperable electromobility system is required, creating new business cases and making investments future-proof. Green eMotion has defined the European ICT architecture that is needed to ensure a proper connection of all market participants. It will allow open and convenient access for EV drivers to the charging infrastructure. The ICT systems of all participating companies are networked on a so-called marketplace. While users get easy access to charging infrastructure regardless of its operator, service providers can offer their services to all market participants. In addition, value-added services like reserving a charging point or easy payment systems can make e-driving a more convenient experience.
A major result of the Green eMotion project: While economies of scale must substantially lower the price of batteries in the coming years, charging points accessible to the public can only be profitable, if highly frequented and combined with other services. The costs for grid integration of charging infrastructures can be significantly reduced using smart charging strategies controlling both charging time and power. Smart EV charging management can also optimise the integration of volatile power from renewable sources such as solar and wind by aggregating and controlling the power demand for so-called load areas.
D10.8 – How to ensure the sustainability of Green eMotion activitiesFormat: pdf | Filesize: 2.50 MB
D11.8 – Final Green eMotion project report – public partFormat: pdf | Filesize: 1.10 MB
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