Electro mobility is one of the application field in which Arrowhead project is demonstrated.
In particular, following an increasing penetration of electric vehicles (either full electric or plug-in hybrid) in the overall mobility market, an increasing energy consumption for recharging such vehicles has to be foreseen and managed in near future. So far, the aim of the project is to include all electro mobility related information and services in Arrowhead Framework, in order to benefit of the interoperability and integrability of the services conceived within such framework.
In this scenario, three real world recharge environments and situations have been identified and will be implemented in three real world demonstration sites:
- Slow recharge station in private environments
- Autonomous recharging stations featuring slow and fast recharging in service stations and rural areas
- Longer terms recharging infrastructure
The above listed demonstration sites will be realized through a 3-generation plan. For all of them, the first plan includes a specification and simulation phase for 1st Gen, a physical demonstration of standalone prototypes for 2nd Gen and a complete demonstration of the whole system for 3rd Gen.
Demonstrator: Slow recharge station in private environments
This demonstrator consists of a slow recharge station for plug-in electric vehicle recharge. This is the currently most common recharge way, as it is already implemented for private and public AC recharge spots. This application will include end user services such as availability and booking, as well as a possible planning and flexibility management of the recharge event and a remote monitoring of the charging spot itself.
Demonstrator: Autonomous recharging stations featuring slow and fast recharging in service stations and rural areas
This demonstrator consists of a dual mode recharge station for plug-in electric vehicle recharge, capable of either recharge mode: slow AC and fast DC recharge. This activity includes the development of a recharging spot with an autonomous power source (photovoltaic) and an internal storage system (batteries) in so far that the power interfaces to the energy network is the same as a low power recharge station but it is capable of fast, high power DC recharge.
This application will include the same end user services as the slow recharge application plus other energy management features related to the energy storage and fast recharging capabilities.
Demonstrator: Longer terms recharging infrastructure
This demonstrator consists of contactless charge-while-drive station. This is a brand new concept that allows an electric vehicle to be recharged while driving over a properly equipped part of the road, without stopping the vehicle. This application will be demonstrated on a short road section in a closed area in which the proper power transfer equipment will be installed.
This demonstrator will include end user services such as recharge equipment characteristics (capabilities and details for proper electro-magnetic coupling), availability and booking, as well as a possible planning and flexibility management of the recharge event and a remote monitoring of the charging spot itself.