Electric vehicles, renewable energies and smart grids are at the core of the newly launched SEEV4-City project
The SEEV4-City project main overall objective focuses on the demonstration and take-up of green mobility solutions and services in North Sea Region. Cities, electrical vehicles, renewable energy sources and ICT-services are the core of the project.
Electric vehicle charging creates energy demand peak when renewable production is low, renewable energy production peaks when demand is low. The result of this disparity is: Electric vehicles aren’t charging on renewable energy sources; High grid investments needed for electric vehicle charging.
The challenge is to structure the system in a way that electrical vehicles react to the local production of renewable energy. And ICT systems can turn these problems to solutions.
- Bidirectional charging (Vehicle to Grid, or V2G).
- Use of EV batteries as short term storage of renewable energy.
SEEV4-City spans seven Operational Pilots across five countries: United Kingdom (includes two Operational Pilots, one in Loughborough and other in the nearby Leicester), Belgium (Kortrijk), Netherlands (accounts for one project in the Amsterdam Arena Stadium and another in the City of Amsterdam), Germany (Hamburg) and Norway (Oslo).
The project kicked-off in Amsterdam on 12-13 September 2016, and will run for three years.
For more information, please visit the project webspace: http://www.northsearegion.eu/seev4-city/