For E.V.s, the development of an interactive electric energy ICT & Service interface between the vehicle and its electricity infrastructure is of utmost importance, next to creating effective business models.
The rationale of this project is to contribute significantly to neutralize the driver’s „range anxiety“ and encourage the customers to embark the fully electric road transport. Therefore the objective of „ELVIRE“ is to develop an on-board electric energy communication & service platform for realistic use-cases including the relevant external communication and services. For this purpose the following actions will be taken: select representative use-cases according to realistic scenarios and business-models identify & develop those off-board ICT & services needed to comply with the use cases, develop „Prototypes“ for the on-board Communication and E-energy service unit, verify all integrated sub-systems on prototype level and demonstrate the proof of concept.
Great emphasis is placed on the „openness of the Electricity-service platform“ granting access to multiple players maintaining the customers‘ choice.
ELVIRE is structured into 5 work packages, with: WP 1000 covering the project administration, legal aspects and dissemination and the inclusion of complementary RTD WP 2000 defines relevant mission data for the use case in consideration of technical and commercial aspects WP 3000 addresses the external E-Service provision and the necessary E-IC instruments WP 4000 develops the e-communication device and the OEM-neutral universal on-board E-communication and service platform WP 5000 conducts integration and usability tests and the overall system validation.
ELVIRE will become crucial to future electric road transport by closing the gap between vehicle technology and the off-board E-ICT and service environment. ELVIRE will have strong impact by strengthening competitiveness, energy efficiency and reduce emissions and improve by promoting electrification.
More information under: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/94384_en.html
Elvire has received funding from the European Union’s RP 7 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 249105