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Concepts, Capacities and Methods for Testing EV systems and their interOperability within the Smartgrids

Objective

In order to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in Europe and to reduce the different regulatory, commercial or political barriers, it is imperative that EVs, Charging Points (CPs) and all kind of systems needed to allow the charging and other additional services are compatible to some extent.
EVs emerge as a great challenge for the grid infrastructure. During the last years most OEMs are producing new EV series, which are slowly spreading in the market. In parallel, intelligent systems of very different functionalities and technologies, aim to open new markets of added value services.
The performance and interoperability of all those systems need to be assessed from different perspectives, including electric energy, communications and information management. This way, the whole system will be able to offer charging and other services, which will allow the creation of sustainable new business models. COTEVOS considers all these needs, and verifies the functionalities that the different systems require to manage the EV charging and the associated smart grid infrastructure.
COTEVOS aims to develop optimal structures and capacities to test the conformance, interoperability and performance of the different systems to be included in the infrastructure for smart charging of Electric Vehicles. Based on the partners’ contrasted experience and a decade of collaboration around the facilities, standardization and research infrastructures for DER and aligned with ongoing standardization development under M/453, M/468 and M/490 (CENELEC SG-CG, E-Mobility Smart Charging WG among others), COTEVOS will address key issues such as the cross-national transparency, the interaction between grid infrastructure and vehicles and the operational reliability, while reducing the time-to-market of equipments, so that they will be available in line with the arrival of electric vehicle. For that purpose, a number of on-going demo projects will be used as a reference.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 632 344
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Zabala (Dr.)

Participants (10)

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 635 658
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)
ALTRA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 095
Address
Via Adamoli Gelasio 237 F-g
16138 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Mantovani (Dr.)
European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 016
Address
Königstor 59
34119 Kassel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Knaub (Mrs.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 586 787
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chresten Træholt (Mr.)
ETREL SVETOVANJE IN DRUGE STORITVE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 145 512
Address
Pod Jelsami 006
1290 Grosuplje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miha Levstek (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 435 933
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 411 480
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pawel Kelm (Dr.)
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 437 714
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 403 582
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Melman
Zapadoslovenska Distribucna as
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 109 656
Address
Culenova 6
816 47 Bratislava 1
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Sevce (Mr.)