Context of EV Energy
European cities are frontrunners in the adoption of innovative technologies.
The EU’s renewable energy and electric vehicle fleets grow at fast pace and both contribute significantly to a zero carbon emission society, but their intelligent integration is a high priority.
Standalone the total renewable energy and Electric Vehicles (EVs) potential is limited.
- In European cities solar production peaks during the day, when energy demand is low.
- In the evening the increase of EVs requires an additional high energy demand, which is mostly carbon intensive.
- Their intelligent integration is a high priority for clean city development.
Combined energy independence and zero emission mobility can be doubled. This is a complex task to realise, given the variety of information sources and devices to interconnect, information to share and decisions to take.
First experiences with smart storage and charging of electric vehicles appear, broadening and further development require appropriate policies. ICT for the integration is the main challenge in this process.
Actually different, fragmented policies are observed, favouring electric vehicles through incentives at local, regional and national level. This includes measures such as:
- energy or mobility taxations;
- parking and charging issues;
- energy regulations;
- grid connection costs.
EV Energy will inventorise, analyse and transfer adequately policy measures by cities, regions and member states. Regional policies are addressed to implement the best solutions.