Zaragoza’s City Council and CIRCE technology center have presented today three new charging infrastructures for electric vehicles developed within the European research project INCIT-EV, which has mobilized an investment of more than 2.7 million euros for the city
Zaragoza continues on its way as a city of reference in sustainable mobility. Natalia Chueca, Minister of Public Services and Mobility of the Zaragoza City Council, and Andrés Llombart, General Director of CIRCE, have been in charge of inaugurating this morning three new electric vehicle charging infrastructures that have been installed in the vicinity of the Pabellón Puente promoted by Mobility City.
These developments consist of an opportunity inductive charging system for taxis, a two-way charger for electric vehicles and an anti-vandal station for bicycles and electric scooters.
AUTOMATIC WIRELESS CHARGING
The inductive system, designed by CIRCE, has a power of 50 kW at 85 kHz, which represents a significant technological advance compared to current chargers. This infrastructure allows automatic charging without the need for cables after positioning the vehicle on the parking space. This system is ideal for taxi ranks.
On the other side, the bidirectional charger, both for vehicles and for scooters and bicycles, has a power of 25 kW and allows the exchange of energy with the facilities of nearby buildings, as well as with other vehicles, renewable generation sources or batteries, providing auxiliary services to the infrastructure and flexibility to the electrical network, generating new business models that allow the consolidation of the implementation of the electric vehicle in the city.
PIONEERING PROJECT WITH EUROPEAN PROJECTION
These cutting-edge systems have been developed within the INCIT-EV research project, coordinated from Spain by CIRCE technology center and of which Zaragoza’s City Council acts as a partner, which aims to develop an innovative set of electric vehicle charging infrastructures and their associated business models to prepare the future of electric mobility.
The INCIT-EV project has obtained financing of 15 million euros from the European Commission and has involved an investment of more than 2.7 million euros for the city of Zaragoza. In this way, Zaragoza, as part of the consortium of European cities that lead the INCIT-EV project together with Amsterdam, Paris, Turin and Tallinn, is positioned as a reference in innovation and a reference in technological matters.
The Minister of Public Services and Mobility of the Zaragoza City Council, Natalia Chueca, has stated that “the presentation of these smart charging infrastructures, which until very recently might seem like science fiction, are one more element, in this very prominent case, of the good position that Zaragoza occupies in the field of innovation and the promotion of sustainable mobility and zero emissions”. “We are leaders thanks, of course, to this joint drive with institutions such as CIRCE, who has been able to find a solvent partner in the City Council of Zaragoza with whom to develop this type of initiative,” she added.
“Being here today, next to the Pabellón Puente, the headquarters of Mobility City, symbolizes that common commitment into promoting both cutting-edge projects and the name of our city around the world. I am convinced -she concluded- that many cities and many companies will come to Zaragoza to take an interest in this initiatives that will surely change our city model in a very short time”.
Additionally, the General Director of CIRCE, Andrés Llombart, highlighted “the role that Zaragoza is playing in the field of innovation with the participation in relevant European research projects such as INCIT-EV, which has allowed the city to position itself at the forefront of Europe with the installation of state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging infrastructures that will facilitate the deployment of electric mobility in urban environments and the acceptance by the user”.