INCIT-EV – Large demonstratIoN of user CentrIc urban and long-range charging solutions to boosT an engaging deployment of Electric Vehicles in Europe
Dates: January 2020 –December 2024
Grant agreement number: 875683
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. As a result, INCIT-EV will engage 3,475 private EV drivers, as well as 10 local communities, 4 Taxis cooperatives, 4 car sharing and 4 LEVs sharing companies. In total, the project will mobilise directly an investment on the use cases of 8.872 M€.
INCIT-EV consortium counts with 33 partners, including 3 OEMs, 6 charging technology providers and 5 public authorities, 6 RTOs, 2 ICT companies, 2 road infrastructures companies, 4 DSOs, 2 TSOs, 2 SMEs with expertise in user behaviour and e-mobility exploitation, a car sharing services SME and a EV users association. Finally, ENTSO-e or the TInnGo project on gender issues support the project.
CIRCE leaded the proposal preparation of the project
CIRCE leads WP3, related to the development of innovative charging solutions. In particular, CIRCE leads Task 3.1, related to the development of cost-effective low and medium Power DC-DC bidirectional chargers and Task 3.2, focusing on the development of an opportunity wireless power transfer for stops and in route charging, as well as support the development of the DWPT.
Furthermore, CIRCE will lead the supervision of the use cases in Saragossa (UC6, UC7), thus leading Subtasks 7.4.1 and 7.4.3. Besides, CIRCE will also be involved in UC3 (Task 8.3), leading the simulation and modelling of the DWPT solution.
Finally, CIRCE will be involved in WP9, being in charge of the development of the recommendations to regulation and standards from the lesson learnts of the project; and in WP10, providing strong support to AVERE in the definition and implementation of the communication and dissemination activities and developing the website and the dissemination materials.