Large demonstratIoN of user CentrIc urban and long-range charging solutions to boosT an engaging deployment of Electric Vehicles in Europe (INCIT-EV)

INCIT-EV is an international European research project, co-funded by European Union under Horizon 2020 research programme (H2020-EU.3.4. – SOCIETAL CHALLENGES – Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)

Challenges

The market share of full electric vehicles is still low in many European member states. Several reasons have been identified for this, including charging infrastructure. To achieve wider adoption of EVs and accelerated deployment of charging infrastructure several challenges have to be addressed:

  • Wide user acceptance beyond early adopters, urban users and garage parkers;
  • Foster investors to invest in charging infrastructure;
  • Development of innovative set of charging infrastructures, technologies and associated business models;
  • Improve interoperability of vehicle-to-charger and charger-to-infrastructure communication;
  • Better grid integration of high-power chargers;
  • Standardized charging solutions and payment systems for LEVs for price reduction and higher market acceptance in urban environments.

Objectives

INCIT-EV aims to demonstrate an innovative set of charging infrastructures, technologies and its associated business models, ready to improve the EV users experience beyond early adopters, thus, fostering the EV market share in the EU. The project will seek the emergence of EV users’ unconscious preferences relying on latest neuroscience techniques to adapt the technological developments to the users’ subjective expectations.

5 demo environments at urban, peri-urban and extra-urban conditions will be ready for the deployment of 7 use cases, addressing:

  • Smart and bi-directional charging optimized at different aggregation levels
  • Dynamic wireless charging lane in an urban area
  • Dynamic wireless charging for long distance (e-road prototype for TEN-T corridors)
  • Charging Hub in a park&ride facility
  • Superfast charging systems for EU corridors
  • Low power DC bidirectional charging infrastructure for EVs, including two-wheelers
  • Opportunity wireless charging for taxi queue lanes in airports & central stations

These use cases pursue innovations in the current charging solutions as well as their seamless integration into the existing transport, grid, ICT and civil infrastructures. For this purpose, the INCIT-EV Platform will be developed comprising a DSS and a set of APPs addressing the users and e-mobility stakeholders’ needs. Promotion of electromobility via user-centric experiments of innovating charging technologies for electric vehicles. This customer-centric approach will help build a new ecosystem and develop technological charging solutions that could be rolled out Europe-wide to foster and encourage electric mobility.

Project partners

Project duration

  • January 2020 – December 2023 (48 months)

Project value:

  • 18 630 765 € (co-funded by the European Commission in the amount of 14 999 390 €)