17. June 2015

New Springer publication: E-Mobility in Europe – Trends and Good Practice

Focusing on technical, policy and social/societal practices and innovations for electrified...

17. March 2015

One step at a time: A complexity perspective for the next generation of EV policy

A Dutch team of E-Mobility NSR colleagues produced a compact draft in which recent developments of...

17. February 2015

New book: Global perspectives on EV Business Models

E-Mobility NSR project team members, Dr Richard Kotter and Prof Ghanim Putrus, Northumbria...

Reports on Gothenburg fast charging project for electric vehicles released

28. March 2013

Lindholmen Science Park, the Swedish partner institution, has just released two study reports on its test and demonstration project in Gothenburg. The results provide interesting insights into how fast charging works, from the user’s as well as other perspectives. Two testing and demonstration fast charging stations were installed, based on the CHAdeMO standard to explore if this standard is technically mature as a charging station.

Lindholmen’s results indicate that the technology may not yet be fully mature or operate on a 24/7 basis. From an infrastructure provider perspective, fast charging appears to pose new challenges to planning as well as installation and maintenance.

The report concludes that a combined testing and demonstration site, based on national support and coordination, can represent a useful approach to explore the challenges and opportunities of fast charging to enable informed decision-making during a future national roll-out of fast chargers. Further research by Lindholmen will produce a “fast charger establishment guide” and tackle an analysis of different business models involved with fast charging.

See the two reports on http://e-mobility-nsr.eu/info-pool/