ASSURED (fASt and Smart charging solutions for full size URban hEavy Duty applications)
The ASSURED project aims at boosting the electrification of urban commercial vehicles and their integration with high power fast charging infrastructure, evaluating several infrastructures in different cities across Europe. The project started in October 2017 with the purpose to develop and test high-power solutions for full-size, urban, heavy-duty applications. The fundamental target is that each of these solutions will be able to charge various types of vehicles and are designed to supply energy for a whole fleet of buses. A 40-member consortium from 12 different EU Member states is working together, coordinated by Prof. Noshin Omar from the Free University of Brussels. The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology has the lead in component-testing and is mainly involved in the issues of grid integration and grid stability, safety & reliability, and in the evaluation of the effects of superfast charging on battery aging.
The goal is to charge different vehicles using the same infrastructure, which is what makes ASSURED so innovative: this will be the first time a project sets out to test the interoperability of the charging solutions applied. If successful, this will help reduce costs and support the standardization of the elements of the infrastructure.
Call: H2020-GV_2016.2017 (Green Vehicles)
Title: fASt and Smart charging solutions for full size URban hEavy Duty applications
Duration: 48 months
Number of Partners: 40
Coordinator: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Prof. Noshin Omar