How Wireless Charging Will Improve E-mobility

CEVT (China Europe Vehicle Technology) is an innovation center for the Geely Group based in Gothenburg. During the last few years CEVT has made some great progress within the area of wireless charging for e-mobility and electrified vehicles. To develop and test the new technology CEVT has integrated a wireless charging system into a Lynk & Co 01. Lynk & Co is a new mobility brand in the Geely group that will launch their first car model in Europe 2020. Electric Vehicles: Challenges of Charging One of the main issues with plug in vehicles is the inconvenience of charging. Therefore, […]

E-mobility of CEZ Group

CEZ is active in E-mobility since 2009 when we started our pilot project in cooperation with Peugeot. The aim of the pilot was to test both technology and our assumptions about the future e-mobility market. For utility a focus on charging infrastructure is a logical entry point into e-mobility business. Due to a nature of our core business, providing charging, both public and private, is natural extension of our services and products we offer to our customers. E-mobility fits well into a changing world of utility business, where we are moving from simple supply of commodity to more sophisticated products […]

Benefits from Smart Charging and Discharging

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) (whether PHEVs or BEVs) will represent a key technology to reach the CO2 emissions target in the near future. As a consequence, car manufacturers are offering more and more PEVs in their product line. The battery capacities of these PEVs are getting increasingly larger thanks to technological improvements and to scaling effects leading to cost reductions. PEV batteries need to be charged by being plugged in the electric grid. The bigger the battery, the more power is required to charge the battery during the same period of time. The rise in PEV penetration thus poses serious […]

Electric Vehicles’ Heavy Duty Possibilities

Think ahead: the possibilities of heavy duty EVs Electric fleets will be part of a massive change that we will see within the transportation sector. At ChargePoint we believe that no major industry will change more over the next two decades than transportation: the combination of “on-demand mobility”, “autonomous vehicles” and “vehicle electrification” will change the world as we know it. This will lead to a dramatic acceleration of productivity and even more important to substantial improvement of the quality of our life. So what about heavy duty EVs? We think the time for eTrucks is ripe and that three […]

Development of Smart Vehicle-to-Grid Integration to Face Growing Energy Demand from EV

The world is changing and is starting to look like the futuristic movies from 30 years ago. What people dreamed about then, we start to see it now: mobile phones, artificial intelligence passing Turing test, electromobiles, self-driving cars, aero taxis. The reason we are moving forward is because we are dreaming. Dreaming about convenience, speed, environment friendliness. Evolution of transport among others is led by a few trends/desires of people: clean transport to make our lives in the cities of better quality, cheaper transport. This is exactly the reason the world is seeing a fast development of electric cars, shared […]

Standardisation of Data Management Approach – Device and Channel Naming

PV plants generate large volumes of data which is a big advantage, however the challenge is using that data effectively. The devices we install are relatively standard and are being used many times, so we should be able to have rather simple systems to gather data and understand how the Plant is performing. Nonetheless, there are many ways to name even the simplest devices and it is sadly the case that the hardware manufacturers have different ideas on how to call the various registers. Web monitoring platform providers have even more innovative ways of naming these simple things, and if […]

How the Energy Transition in the Building Sector Can Succeed?

Project Energy efficiency plays a crucial role in climate protection. This applies in particular to the German energy transition. Here, a reduction in consumption is of great importance. How can the energy transition in the building sector succeed? On one hand, there is an almost endless list of subsidy programs and market mechanisms such as feed-in tariffs and the Combined Heat and Power Act. On the other hand, using subsidies around energy efficiency / renewables cannot be satisfactory in all areas. For example, in the Market Incentive Program (MAP) in 2016, compared with the same period of the previous year, […]

What are the Digital Opportunities and Challenges for Consumer Vulnerability?

Digital technology has the power to transform the lives of customers who need additional help – people who may be vulnerable as a result of their physical or mental health, because they are very young or very old, or because they are in financial hardship. Digital technology allows us to offer them accurate billing. It enables us to keep track of their use of essential services so we can reach out and help them if they get into trouble. It gives vulnerable customers more control over their use of energy and water so they know how much they are using […]