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Together with the growing adoption of electric mobility, the technology and infrastructure to charge them is developing as well. Technological developments, speed of charging infrastructure: they could change charging behavior and the need for charging infrastructure in the future. These are some of the research projects that are promising.

Bas Vermulst
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My research
Wireless charging is an essential ingredient for fully autonomous electric vehicles. Research in this field is therefore highly relevant.

My next step
The ultimate goal is Pareto-optimal design frameworks, tools and designs that are competitive and form an incentive for consumers to adopt electric vehicles.

With whom?
The next step has to come from government and industry, by investing to make The Netherlands market leader in this technology.

How does my research contribute to the optimization of charging infrastructure development and utilization? Wireless chargers will be the mainstream charging technique in the future and play a key role in the charging infrastructure.

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E-mail Bas Vermulst

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Sara González Villafranca
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My research
Identification of economic and environmental benefits and obstacles on the roll-out of V2X technology.

My next step
We will develop a V2X Roadmap and a V2X large scale demonstration projects catalogue to further analyze the technology.

With whom?
We’re hoping to collaborate with multiple international experts on the field of electric vehicles, power systems, charging infrastructure and regulation.

How does my research contribute to the optimization of charging infrastructure development and utilization?
The benefits of V2X technologies are multiple, but depend on its applications. For Vehicle-to-Grid the main benefit is the availability to participate in the wholesale power market providing services to the grid. Applying smart charging to Vehicle-to-Home will help to optimize EV charging allowing to reduce peak power demand charging EVs during off-peak periods. On the other hand, the power generation share is growing considerably in favor of the renewable energy resources such as the wind or solar and EVs can also serve as a potential storage. This means allowing a better integration of them into the grid. If Vehicle-to-Vehicle is implemented, EVs could provide energy to other EVs either on road or as a way to optimize the load management in an EV parking.

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E-mail Sara González Villafranca
Website HEV TCP

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Achim Friedland
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My research
How to design a safe, secure, smart and privacy-aware charging for millions of EVs

My next step
In the first half of 2017 we want to increase the interactions between charging station operators and energy supply companies and develop some PoC protocols. At the same time more and more cities become interested in how to manage and influence (electric) traffic in the future. Here we're also looking for partners who will help us developing PoC protocols.

With whom?
Energy suppliers and smart cities, who understand that OpenData and verified Open Data will be the key to achieve any sustainable benefit for their business case and the political and environmental goals of cities.

How does my research contribute to the optimization of charging infrastructure development and utilization?
Current charging protocols don't comply with the new EU data protection rules due next year. We want to show how a much higher degree of privacy is possible, without damaging the usability of charging stations. Additionally we developed multiple techniques to increase the scalability of the charging infrastructure to millions of stations and lower their maintenance costs.

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E-mail Achim Friedland
Website Open Charging Cloud

Gijs van der Poel
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My research
I will show you how and where to build an electric shared car system and its charging stations.

My next step
The outline of the research is completed and the data collection is taking place. I’m still formulating hypotheses so anyone with grounded ideas is more than welcome to share them with me. Now I need to execute the research and implement the results into real world locations.

With whom?
I’m executing my research with the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam and the city of The Hague.

How does my research contribute to the optimization of charging infrastructure development and utilization?
In order for charging infrastructure to be feasible and have a positive business case it needs to be used a lot. Shared electric cars have a tendency to charge quite a lot with very limited idle time at the charging station. They therefore provide a perfect ‘customer’ for your charging infrastructure.

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E-mail Gijs van der Poel
Website Over Morgen

Every electric car sharing initiative and company is more than welcome to provide input or even data. Cities that are interested in electric car sharing are encouraged to get in touch.

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Rick Wolbertus
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My research
Inefficient use of charging stations using data, how to improve the business case.

My next step
Testing of several solutions, with a data driven approach.

With whom?
Municipalities, charge point operators. Anyone who is willing to test the solutions on a significant scale.

How does my research contribute to the optimization of charging infrastructure development and utilization?
Reducing the time that users stay connected to the charging station without charging opens the possibility for new charging sessions, thus increasing the business case.

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E-mail Rick Wolbertus
Blog (in Dutch) with information on the subject.

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Jurjen Helmus
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My research
Currently I am working on my PhD project, the development of an agent based model for Electric Vehicle charging behavior. My research aims to provide stakeholders within the EV value chain with tools and insights that optimize decision making for EV charging infrastructure roll out.

My next step
We’re going to publish this research, because we think a charging infrastructure roll out can be optimized if network effects are a factor taken into consideration. Furthermore, patterns of vulnerability were simulated based on the data of the G4 cities in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Utrecht), and we would like to extend this vulnerability report to other cities.

With whom?
It would be interesting to do research on the use of quick chargers in case of failure. For this research, we need to collaborate with providers like Fastned.

How does my research contribute to the optimization of charging infrastructure development and utilization?
Vulnerability of charging infrastructure isn’t a factor taken in consideration yet. Simulation of charging infrastructure vulnerability displays a clear case of added value of charging infrastructure simulation models.

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E-mail Jurjen Helmus
Website Urban Technology