Innovative fast inductive charging solution for el.. (FASTINCHARGE)
Innovative fast inductive charging solution for electric vehicles
Start date: Oct 1, 2012,
End date: Sep 30, 2015
FastInCharge will last 36 months and be lead by a consortium of 9 partners (France, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Italia and Slovakia): 1 SME specialised in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (DBT), 1 industrial group of automotive engineering (BATZ), 3 research organisations, specialists of contactless power, automotive engineering and energy management systems (Tecnalia, TU Gabrovo, NTU Athens), 1 end-user (Douai), 1 cluster (ACWS) , 1 SME in innovation management (EQY) and 1 OEM (CRF).The overall objective of FastInCharge is to foster the democratisation of electric vehicles in the urban environment by developing an easier and more comfortable charging solution which will enable to ease the EV use by the large public and facilitate their implementation in the urban grid. FastInCharge’s intention is to develop a cost-effective modular infrastructure offering a global solution for EV charging. Its success will boost research in the direction of dynamic charging solutions.The concept of FastInCharge is to create a highly performing inductive solution which will enable a 40 kW power transfer to the vehicles in two charging operational situations: one stationary and one on-route. The inductive technology developed will be integrated into: three different electric cars of different types (secondary charging block) and four charging stations, one stationary and three on-route (primary charging block). The full functional chain will be carefully scrutinised in order to ensure an optimal, safe and sustainable solution: battery charging, EV performance and safety, EV range, communication EV/Station, connection station to the grid, grid management and energy supply, intelligent coordinated systems.The programme consists in seven work packages: 1) Specifications, 2) Development of fast inductive charging infrastructure, 3) Development of integration solutions; 4) Prototyping and testing; 5) Demonstration, 6) Dissemination and Exploitation, 7) Management.
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