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Project Buffer ― a new solution to fast charging electrical vehicles “on the road”.

Project Buffer

Project Buffer ― a new solution to fast charging electrical vehicles “on the road”.

Call for proposal: 
H2020-SMEINST-1-2015
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Kamis Wrang ApS is seeking phase 1 funding in order to assess the commercial feasibility of Project Buffer ― a new solution to fast charging electrical vehicles “on the road”.

Project Buffer is aimed at offering a cost-efficient, highly scalable solution in answer to the urgent demand by governments and automotive producers for a reliable and accessible fast charging infrastructure network to ensure the uptake of electric vehicles globally. Today only approx. 519,000 electric cars are “on the road” at two of the biggest markets in the world - Europe and the US. If not enhanced significantly, the reduction of CO2 emissions and air pollution will be difficult to reach and the independence of oil remaining a big issue.

The drivers range anxiety (the fear of the battery running out of energy before reaching the destination) is one of the highest barriers to fast adaption of electric vehicles. Project Buffer solves the challenge by providing infrastructure providers with a cost-efficient solution to fast charge electric vehicles. Based on low-cost hardware components connected with an innovative battery platform the system offers the most cost-efficient alternative to traditional fast charging and provides a highly scalable solution to the infrastructure providers.

The feasibility study is intended to assess the commercial viability and marketability of the prototype system. In particular, client feedback to optimize the solution and establish key operational parameters, verifying the appropriate business model and exploring grounds for IPR. If the study is positive, a Phase 2 application will be considered to take the project into scale.

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European Commission
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Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Project Buffer (Project Buffer ― a new solution to fast charging electrical vehicles “on the road”.)

The world is facing a transition to electric transportation. The collective target for Europe is 5.8M Electric Vehicles (EV) on the roads by 2020. This target is part of an ambitious effort to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions, air pollution and heavy dependence on imported oil as well as maintaining a leading position within automobile technology in Europe. Consequently, drivers need an EV-charging infrastructure as convenient as the current network of fuelling stations to overcome range anxiety and massively adopt EV, therefore, the installation of high-power charging infrastructure will be crucial for the electrification of the transportation sector.

There is only one problem: The world is lacking cost-effective High-Power fast Charging Infrastructure. This will become even more crucial with the imminent introduction of new EV able to charge at 150 kW and 350 kW. Competing high power chargers are expensive to install and create high power peaks, generating further problems for power grids already struggling to absorb the unstable generation from renewable energy sources. By using a battery as a buffer, Project Buffer solves the technical aspects of the high-power-charging issue and simultaneously adds to stabilize the power grid.

Project Buffer will facilitate a cost-efficient rollout of high-power charging infrastructure. The battery packs add value to an infrastructure for charging EVs already in high demand. The resulting Buffer High Power Charging (B-HPC) stations combine the battery and the charging station using a patent-pending technology to create a disruptive product that can change the playing field in EV-charging infrastructure.

Based on low-cost hardware components connected with a battery, the B-HPC system offers the most cost-efficient alternative to traditional high power charging and provides a highly scalable solution to infrastructure providers.

Lead Organisation: 

Kamis Wrang Aps

Address: 
TORNEVANGSVEJ 11 A
3460 BIRKEROD
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€50,000
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