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Cost-reduction of EV fast-charging station to enable large-scale electrification of mobility

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€2 370 904
Project Acronym
E2GO
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Road traffic is the cause of roughly 21 % of the European total greenhouse gas emissions and is the largest air polluter in urban areas. In this context, the European Union aims to transition to battery electric vehicles to reduce emissions. Unfortunately, such a change will heavily burden the electric grid due to the energy requirements and lack of charging stations. The EU-funded E2GO project aims to solve this issue before it arises. To do so, it plans to introduce a doctoral network where leading researchers and specialists will be able to develop and introduce novel technologies and solutions for this transition, aiming to create fast-charging stations that reduce recharge time and power grid burden.

Objectives

Road traffic is responsible for 21% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in urban areas. There is an urgent need to decarbonize transport. The EU aims to ban the sale of new vehicles with an internal combustion engine from 2035 onward. The emerging alternative is battery electric vehicles (EVs). The widespread adoption of EVs requires large investments in charging infrastructure. The electricity consumption of charging EVs puts great pressure on the electric grid. To manage the load in the grid and ensure that peak demand can continue to be met, battery storage may be added to fast-charging stations. Increasing the amount of battery buffers furthermore facilitates the integration of electricity from intermittent renewable sources like wind and sun, leading to faster decarbonization on the electricity supply side. Battery buffers, however, come at a cost. The required power conversions result in losses that increase with the rise in power. Furthermore, there are several key components in fast-charging infrastructure that, through inefficiencies or high price levels, have a high impact on the costs of this equipment. This project sets out to create a doctoral network in which academia and leading actors in the e-mobility sphere co-operate to facilitate nine early-stage researchers to study power electronics, battery storage, cooling, and materials technologies. The goal is to reduce the costs of battery-buffered fast-charging stations by 20% through innovations in system architectures, key components, and multifunctional services. This will assist in managing the load of the grid, e.g. through control mechanisms or vehicle to grid services, and provide a cost-effective way for the large-scale electrification of the mobility sector. The project brings together the entire value chain of fast-charging equipment, enabling the early-stage researchers to access to state of the art equipment and lab facilities to perform their research.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Other Programme
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01-01 MSCA Doctoral Networks 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
GROENE LOPER 3, 5612 AE EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€640 198
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€243 403
Organisation
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Address
SIEMENSSTRASSE 2, 9500 Villach, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€405 497
Organisation
SILICON AUSTRIA LABS GMBH
Address
SANDGASSE 34, 8010 GRAZ, Austria
EU Contribution
€135 166
Organisation
DELTA ELECTRONICS (POLAND) SOO
Address
POLECZKI 23, 02 822 WARSAW, Poland
EU Contribution
€264 264
Organisation
HELIOX BV
Address
DE WAAL 24, 5684 PH BEST, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€137 185
Organisation
EFACEC ELECTRIC MOBILITY, SA
Address
RUA ENG. FREDERICO ULRICH, GUARDEIRAS, DISTRICT OP, 4470 605 MOREIRA (MAIA), Portugal
EU Contribution
€243 403
Organisation
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Address
FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 7K, 9220 AALBORG, Denmark
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€301 788

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Technology
Public charging infrastructure
Development phase
Research/Invention

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