EIGSI Project Manager: François Duclaud
Duration: June 2012 – June 2015
Partners: Véolia Environnement, Citelum, Bertin Technologies, Evtronic
Description: the EVER project’s main objective is to evaluate on a real-life scale what could be the business model of a charging infrastructure operator in the specific environment of self-service electric vehicles such as Yelomobile, Autobleue and Autolib.
The project starts by designing a pilot platform around building blocks:
- intelligent charging stations open to all that communicate and allow a continuously variable load;
- the software that controls these stations (to even out power demand on the network);
- the energy storage station which has a dual role: spread power demand evenly on the network to prevent overload and store carbon-free energy;
- the use forecasting module.
This is aimed at building an economical, efficient solution that meets the demands of local authorities and businesses who want to develop electric vehicle car-sharing services and who face the problem of cost. The investments include the cost of buying the electric vehicles, the construction of the charging infrastructure and the installation of the management system.
The EVER project aims to demonstrate that a virtuous circle is caused by the rapid rotation of the fleet and therefore it is important to have quick charging stations perfectly integrated into the distribution network.
The EVER project has two other advantages:
- the tools developed will not be limited to self-service vehicle they can be used in other electromobility applications;
- it is designed as a key component of local “smart grids” and can therefore be considered an “infrastructure aggregator”.