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Large scale system approach for advanced charging solutions

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€8 387 622
EU Contribution
€8 387 620
Project website
Project Acronym
XL-Connect
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

It is likely that your future car will be a battery-powered electric vehicle (EV). The number of battery-powered electric vehicles is expected to be at 30-40 million by 2030 in the EU. This strong increase of electric vehicles is a big challenge for the energy system in Europe, but at the same time a chance to use V1G/V2G/V2X-technologies. As vehicles are mainly parking, they can be used as energy storage in order to increase grid stability.While the increase in the number of EVs is excellent news for the environment, it is a challenge for Europe’s energy system.

Objectives

The EU-funded XL-Connect project will develop a way for EVs to store energy while parked, in order to increase grid stability. Specifically, it will optimise the entire charging chain – from energy provision to the end user. The project’s aim is to create a clear benefit for all stakeholders. The on-demand charging solution will be tested in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Portugal. Also, a digital twin of the charging chain will be created, with a holistic simulation environment and multilevel component models.

The overall project objective is to optimize the entire charging chain - from energy provision to the end user - to create a clear benefit for all stakeholders. Therefore, a ubiquitous on-demand charging solution based on an optimized charging network considering human, technical and economic factors along the entire charging chain shall be developed.

Methodology

The investigation of the user behavior as well as the analysis of the energy system and grid will form the basis from a research side, to predict the future behavior of EV owners and fleet operators as well as possible shortcomings in the electric grid and energy system. The development of advanced charging technologies and control mechanisms as well as advanced charging and sector coupling concepts, will form the basis for the virtual and real evalulations/demonstrations conducted in 4 different European countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal). In parallel a smart charging simulation environment (digital twin of the charging chain with a holistic simulation environment with multilevel component models and representative information flow between all agents) will be built up. This digital twin will incorporate the results of the demonstration actions and enable an upscaling to show the impact of these technologies. To ensure the interoperability and the optimization along this charging chain, the consortium comprises all relevant partners/stakeholders (energy providers, grid operators, charge point operator, EV equipment providers as well a vehicle manufacturer).

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.6 - Industrial Competitiveness in Transport
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01-03 System approach to achieve optimised Smart EV Charging and V2G flexibility in mass-deployment conditions (2ZERO)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Address
INFFELDGASSE 21 A, 8010 GRAZ, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€720 000
Partner Organisations
Organisation
E-REDES - DISTRIBUICAO DE ELETRICIDADE SA
Address
RUA CAMILO CASTELO BRANCO 43, 1050 044 LISBOA, Portugal
EU Contribution
€737 500
Organisation
FRIED V NEUMAN GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
WERKSTRASSE 1, 3182 MARKTL IM TRAISENTAL, Austria
EU Contribution
€142 500
Organisation
AVESTA BATTERY & ENERGY ENGINEERING
Address
LAMBROEKSTRAAT 5A, 1831 DIEGEM, Belgium
EU Contribution
€676 437
Organisation
REGIONETZ GMBH
Address
LOMBARDENSTRASSE 12-22, 52070 AACHEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€269 250
Organisation
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
GIEFINGGASSE 4, 1210 WIEN, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€453 706
Organisation
DCCS GMBH
Address
STERNACKERWEG 44, 8041 GRAZ, Austria
EU Contribution
€366 250
Organisation
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
TEMPLERGRABEN 55, 52062 AACHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€495 875
Organisation
ESTRA SPA ENERGIA SERVIZI TERRITORIO AMBIENTE
Address
VIA UGO PANZIERA 16, 59100 PRATO, Italy
EU Contribution
€131 250
Organisation
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza San Marco 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€417 500
Organisation
Circontrol Sa
Address
CARRER INNOVACIO 3, POLIGON INDUSTRIAL CAN MITJANS, 08232 VILADECAVALLS BARCELONA, Spain
EU Contribution
€569 078
Organisation
RICARDO PRAGUE S.R.O.
Address
THAMOVA 289/11-13, 18600 PRAGUE, Czechia
EU Contribution
€21 500
Organisation
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Address
L ALBORNAR, 43710 SANTA OLIVA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€531 875
EU Contribution
€150 750
Organisation
ABB E-MOBILITY S.P.A.
Address
VIA VITTOR PISANI 16, 20124 MILANO, Italy
EU Contribution
€653 937
Organisation
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
AVENIDA UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA 23, 08290 CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES (BARCELONA), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€458 062
Organisation
IFP Energies nouvelles
Address
AVENUE DE BOIS PREAU 1 & 4, 92500 RUEIL MALMAISON, France
EU Contribution
€311 150
Organisation
Zapadoceska Univerzita V Plzni
Address
Univerzitni 8, 30614 Pilsen, Czechia
EU Contribution
€188 125
Organisation
MYCROFT MIND, A.S
Address
BOTANICKA 554/68A, PONAVA, 60200 BRNO, Czechia
EU Contribution
€187 500
Organisation
Fev Europe Gmbh
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181, 52078 Aachen, Germany
EU Contribution
€608 000
Organisation
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
PETUELRING 130, 80809 MUNCHEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€265 500
Organisation
RICARDO GMBH
Address
GUGLINGSTRASSE 66-70, 73529 SCHWABISCH GMUND, Germany
EU Contribution
€31 875
EU Contribution
€131 500
EU Contribution
€187 000
Organisation
Ricardo Consulting Engineers Limited
Address
BRIDGE WORKS, SHOREHAM BY SEA, BN43 5FG, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) interface
Development phase
Research/Invention

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