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
With all the environmental benefits you would think that electric driving is booming right now. But unfortunately it isn’t. The main reason for people not to buy an electric car
Wednesday, 22 January 22 at 10:00, the Governing mayor of Oslo Raymond Raymond Johansen opens the Røverkollen pilot in the European research and development project GreenCharge. Electric vehicle installations ready
"A smart charging system makes optimal use of the energy that is available in a certain period of time" Lasse Castenmiller This article is based on an interview with Lasse
Open Access Government has published an article about GreenCharge in the January 2020 edition of their magazine. On page 402-403 you can find the article ‘Successful business models for sustainable electric
In each of the GreenCharge pilot cities, a Business Model Innovation Game has been undertaken with a selection of stakeholders in each city (known as Local Reference Groups). The representation
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)
How do we help the Business Models for Electric Mobility and Green Energy work together? With electric vehicle technology ownership and use growing strongly in our societies – involving bikes,
GreenCharge’s introductory webinar took place on 12 September 2019. Over the course of the hour, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the project and what it seeks
Karen Byskov Lindberg from SINTEF presented the GC Oslo Pilot at the Norwegian Solar Energy Day on 19 Sept 2019 in Oslo. The event hosted about 160-180 people which gathers