‘King of the Road with Zero Emission’: Strategische onderzoek en beleidsagenda voor emissievrij zwaar vervoer beschikbaar.
Oct16

‘King of the Road with Zero Emission’: Strategische onderzoek en beleidsagenda voor emissievrij zwaar vervoer beschikbaar.

16-10-2018 ‘King of the Road with Zero Emission’ is een strategische onderzoeks- en beleidsagenda voor zwaar wegvervoer. Het is het resultaat van een ‘Knowledge-to-Knowledge’-project dat werd uitgevoerd als onderdeel Partners for International Business-programma tussen Nederland en Oostenrijk. De onderzoeksvragen voor de transitie naar emissieloos vrachtvervoer zijn onder elkaar opgeschreven. Veel partijen in Nederland als in Oostenrijk hebben input geleverd; Dutch INCERT heeft de agenda ontwikkeld. Technische, financiële / economische en sociale vragen zijn geïdentificeerd. De technische onderzoeksvragen richten zich op opladen en snelladen van zeer grote batterijen op een manier die de energietransitie ondersteunt en tegelijkertijd voldoet aan de vereisten van de transportbedrijven. Andere vragen hebben betrekking op voertuigconfiguratie, vergroten rijbereik, transportpatronen, software om bestuurders te helpen en online monitoring. De rij- en rusttijdenregeling en software-ondersteuning voor chauffeurs zijn belangrijke technische vragen met grote impact op de sociaal-economische aspecten. De financiële en economische vragen gaan over het opbouwen van een betrouwbaar verdienmodel en over de manier waarop luchtkwaliteitseisen van invloed zijn op de adoptie van emissievrij transport. De sociale vragen gaan over gedragsverandering en nudging van managers en chauffeurs. Het PIB-programma Erfolgsformeln verbinden werd eind 2016 opgericht om de handelscontacten tussen Oostenrijk en Nederland op vlak van e-mobility te versterken. Emodz is als penvoerder verantwoordelijk voor deze drie jaar durende permanente handelsmissie. Dutch INCERT is een Nederlandse kennissamenwerking op gebied van elektrisch rijden en een van de deelnemende partijen. Doel is om economische ontwikkeling te stimuleren en kennis uit te wisselen met Oostenrijk op het gebied van het verduurzamen van mobiliteit en de energietransitie. De Partners for International Business Programma’s worden ondersteund door de Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) en de diplomatieke posten in de doelregio’s. [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.d-incert.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Onderzoeksagenda-King-of-the-Road-1.pdf” title=”Onderzoeksagenda King of the Road...

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MOOC Electric cars featured on AD.nl
Aug01

MOOC Electric cars featured on AD.nl

The Massive Open Online Courses about Electric cars has reached the general public. The course has been featured on the AD.nl on the 1st of August. According to AD.nl, it is a good way to spend your summer holidays! The article can be found here: https://www.ad.nl/delft/tu-delft-biedt-gratis-cursus-over-elektrische-auto-s-aan~ab522c62/ The last course of the MOOC, about policy, will open September 4th, 2018. More information about the course can be found here: https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/electric-cars-introduction/   

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Three more MOOCs opened: technology, business and policy
Apr25

Three more MOOCs opened: technology, business and policy

After the first Massive Open Online Course – Electric Cars: Introduction, the successive courses will start soon. Get an in-depth understanding of electric cars and learn about leading technologies, development of profitable business models and effective policies. For everyone with an interest in electric mobility, no university degree needed. The various courses will cover all the aspects of electric cars. The technology course covers all the technical aspects of electric cars, you will explore the working principle of electric vehicles, delve into the key roles played by motors and power electronics, learn about battery technology, EV charging, smart charging and about future trends in the development of electric cars. The business course explains how electric mobility can work for your business. The experts of TU Delft, together with other knowledge institutes and companies in the Netherlands, will provide insights into how innovations with electric cars have been leading to disruption in conventional businesses. You will learn about TCO models, lean mass production, value chain thinking and business integration. Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as an essential building block of the energy transition, therefore the policy course is worth taking a look. After completing this course, you will be able to assess a policy plan to support the introduction of electric cars and make a motivated choice between alternative policy instruments. In the final week, the course will be concluded by connecting the different track perspectives. The technology course starts May 15th, 2018, the business course June 26th, 2018  and the policy course September 4th, 2018. More information about the courses can be found here: https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/electric-cars-introduction/. All the courses together form the Professional Certificate: Electric Cars.   Edit May 20th: The registration for the Professional Certificate Program (PCP) : Electric Cars and the MOOC Electric cars: Technology is now launched! Register...

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Award “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles” for TU Delft and PRE
Apr25

Award “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles” for TU Delft and PRE

The research from Gautham Ram Chandra Mouli and Pavol Bauer has been awarded with the award “Most Significant Innovation in Electric Vehicles”. Chandra Mouli and Bauer, from the TU Delft, have been awarded the award for a quick charger that can charge cars directly with electricity. ‘This is a real recognition for the research, and a recognition for TKI Urban Energy that financially supported the project’ Mouli says. The charger has been developed together with the companies Power Research Electronics and Last Mile Solutions. In addition to this, the project has been funded by the Dutch Urban Energy Top Consortium (TKI Urban Energy). “Currently, the charging stations are using the 50Hz AC network to exchange power between solar panels and the vehicle” explains Chandra Mouli. Regular solar panels generate direct current (DC) which has to be converted to alternating current when it is used to charge an electric vehicle. According to Chandra Mouli, this is not efficient or cost-effective. “Converting to AC results in unnecessary steps and loss. And, secondly, it requires two separate DC-AC converters, one for the vehicle and one for the solar panels, resulting in increased costs and dimensions.’ Therefore, Chandra Mouli developed a more self-evident solution: to use a single converter for both DC and AC. This converter could charge the vehicle via DC while it is also being connected to the AC electricity grid. In the study, which won the award, a 10kW converter has been designed, with an internal DC link and three terminals, which can charge the vehicle both from the solar panels and the electricity grid. The integrated DC charger has a higher efficiency and is about three times smaller than existing solutions based on AC power exchange.’ The use of this charger means that the electricity grid is no longer needed as an interim stage in charging. In addition, the system works two ways: not only can you charge your electric car with solar power, the energy from the charged car battery can also be used to supply your house with electricity. Moreover, it is also possible to deliver electricity back to the grid, although this first requires conversion into alternating current. ‘The developed converter is used in a solar charging station, including smart charging algorithms. Charging the vehicle with solar energy resulted in zero CO2 emission, lower fuel costs, tax benefits and less dependence on the feed-in tariffs for renewable energy.’ Source:...

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ARCHI – 2nd symposium Applied Research on Charging Infrastructure
Jan12

ARCHI – 2nd symposium Applied Research on Charging Infrastructure

On Thursday February 8th 2018 the 2nd consecutive symposium on Applied Research on Charging Infrastructure (ARCHI) will be hosted by the Delft University of Technology (DUT). The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), DUT, Dutch Platform Charging infrastructure (NKL) and Dutch INCERT cordially invite researchers, academics, applied researchers and practitioners to share knowledge, spur innovation and create new linkages in the field of charging infrastructure for electric mobility. ARCHI is organized to provide a platform to discuss the challenges around future charging infrastructure. It aims to bridge cutting edge research from researchers and concerns and challenges that practitioners in the field are faced with regarding the roll out of charging infrastructure. The first ARCHI symposium brought together 100+ key researchers and practitioners active in the field of charging infrastructure (see magazine on impressions of ARCHI-2017). The keynotes of ARCHI Professor Joeri van Mierlo, Director MOBI research center, VU Brussels. Van Mierlo will provide an overview of the (international) status and trends regarding electric mobility in leading countries. Professor Rick De Doncker, Director of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) and E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University. De Doncker will discuss the possibilities and issues of (super) fast charging (350kW) for electric vehicles. Crijn Bouman MSc – Vice President of Product Line Management, Product Group EV Charging Infrastructure at ABB. ABB is one of the world market leaders in charging solutions for electric vehicles; Bouman will share his market experiences and provide his vision on the future role of fast charging for electric vehicles. Roel Smelt – Chief Innovation Officer at MisterGreen Electric Lease. With hands-on knowledge of EV users, Smelt will discuss the effects of autonomous electric driving, opportunities for new revenue models and how Mister Green anticipates this disruption. Professor Pavol Bauer, head of DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage group at TU Delft. Bauer presents the latest insights on future charging technology including the opportunities and barriers of contactless charging, smart charging and bidirectional charging. In the afternoon program the following parallel sessions are planned: Future Charging Technology: How will future charging stations look like? Will the future be contactless? Will storage be integrated in future stations? ARCHI brings together researchers and practioners that discuss the future of inductive charging, how stations may look like in the future and implications for current practice. Smart Charging: More than 10 initiatives in the Netherlands alone are ongoing on the topic of smart charging. What is the current state of the art? ARCHI provides an overview of smart charging initiatives, share findings, opportunities and barriers as well as derive implications. Simulating future charging: In recent years several simulation model were developed to model future EV demand and charging requirements. ARCHI brings together leading developers of agent based (simulation) models to discuss findings, implications for practice and collect research questions from practitioners. Charging behavior: How do EV drivers charge, how do they respond to price signals, how long are charging sessions and is this a problem? And how will we charge if we have larger batteries? ARCHI brings together consumer research and data based research to get more grip on how consumers charge now, and may charge in the future. Register now! Date: 8th February 2018 (9:30-18hrs) Location: Delft University of Technology, EWI building, Mekelweg 4, Delft Deadline Call for Abstracts: January 12th 2017 Confirmation to presenters (for oral and poster presentations): January 25th 2018 Contact: info@archi-symposium.nl Costs: 100 euro (early bird) | 30 euro (students) | 150 euro (regular) Call for abstracts (deadline January 15th, 2017) We invite researchers, academics, applied researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts of charging infrastructure related research (including consumer research, empirical studies, data analyses, technical studies, grid network studies) to be presented at the Applied Research on Charging Infrastructure (ARCHI) Symposium on February 8th 2018. The abstracts will be evaluated by ARCHI’s scientific review committee to be made eligible for an oral presentation or a poster...

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Massive Open Online Course ‘Electric Cars – Technology, Business and Policy’
Jan11

Massive Open Online Course ‘Electric Cars – Technology, Business and Policy’

Dutch INCERT proudly presents its new free Massive Open Online Course ‘Electric Cars – Technology, Business and Policy’ on EdX.org. Get an in-depth understanding of electric cars and learn about leading technologies, development of profitable business models and effective policies. For everyone with an interest in electric mobility, no university degree...

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