GreenCharge takes us a few important steps closer to achieving one of the dreams of modern cities: a zero emission transport system based on electric vehicles running on green energy, with traffic jams and parking problems becoming things of the past.
Power to the people!
The GreenCharge dream can only be achieved if people feel confident that they can access charging infrastructure as and when they need it. So GreenCharge is developing a smart charging system that lets people book charging in advance, so that they can easily access the power they need.
The delicate balance of power
If lots of people try to charge their vehicles around the same time (e.g. on returning home from work), public electricity suppliers may struggle to cope with the peaks in demand. So we are developing software for automatic energy management in local areas to balance demand with available supplies. This balancing act combines public supplies and locally produced reusable energy, using local storage as a buffer and staggering the times at which vehicles get charged.
Getting the financial incentives right
Electric motors may make the wheels go round, but money makes the world go round. So we are devising and testing business models that encourage use of electric vehicles and sharing of energy resources, allowing all those involved to cooperate in an economically viable way.
Showing how it works in practice
GreenCharge is testing all of these innovations in practical trials in Barcelona, Bremen and Oslo. Together, these trials cover a wide variety of factors: vehicle type (scooters, cars, bicycles), ownership model (private, shared individual use), charging locations (private residences, workplaces, public spaces, transport hubs), energy management (using solar power, load balancing at one charging station or within a neighbourhood, battery swapping), and charging support (booking, priority charging).
News & Events
9th Informed Cities Forum: "Re-purpose. Re-charge. Re-think. Heritage and e-mobility at the crossroads" Organised under the title: "Re-purpose. Re-charge. Re-think. Heritage and e-mobility at the crossroads", the 9th edition of
International Workshop on Smart and Sustainable MobilityThe 2nd International Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Mobility (SSUM-2021), will be held in conjunction with the 35th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking
European Sustainable Cities and Towns ConferenceHosted by the City of Mannheim, and ICLEI Europe, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September -
Online event: Urban Mobility Days - Zero-emission mobility for allFrom the 29th of September until the 2nd of October, the online event Urban Mobility Days will be organised. The European
The call for applications for the 9th EU SUMP Award is officially launched from 15 June 2020. For this award edition, the theme of the SUMP Award is "Zero emission mobility for all". Applications
The GreenCharge project coordinates an Uptake Cities Group (UCG). This document summarises the second webinar – Roadmaps to e-mobility – of the five included as part of the Uptake Cities
Within the GreenCharge project, you hear a lot of jargon related to sustainable mobility and electric vehicles (EVs). In this article we explain three of those concepts: energy management, flexible
"Driving into a cleaner future" GreenCharge is present at the European EV Charging Summit Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Date: 27-28 May 2020 This year's second edition of the European EV
Dissemination workshop of the GreenCharge European Project Location: University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Caserta, Italy Date: 15-17 April 2020 Colocated with the 34th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2020)