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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Unleash the Power of Smart Charging: Smart Charging Challenge hackathon
Dec21

Unleash the Power of Smart Charging: Smart Charging Challenge hackathon

INVITATION Unleash the Power of Smart Charging Smart Charging Challenge hackathon March 9 and 10 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands In our future energy system we will live, work and drive using energy from the sun and wind. The supply of solar and wind energy is growing rapidly and in 2025 a million electric vehicles will drive around the Netherlands. By linking these two developments, enormous opportunities emerge to accelerate the energy transition. In the Netherlands we are shaping this development using smart charging. We charge our electric vehicles when there is an abundant supply of solar and wind energy, and avoid peak hours on the electricity grid. We use the batteries of electric vehicles to store this renewable energy for later use. Currently there are only a limited number of applications that utilize smart charging. We want to give an impulse to smart charging and release all its power! In order to realize this, we have to work together on smart solutions. That is why we are inviting you to join the Smart Charging Challenge hackathon to unleash all the possibilities of smart charging. The best ideas will get a monetary reward and will receive support to further develop and implement their idea. The hackathon focuses on a number of challenges, including ➢ Improving the (local) use of excess solar power; ➢ Balancing the energy flows in the grid; ➢ Making it easy to find the best available charging spot. You will be provided with a wide variety of data sources to use, experts to consult, interesting speakers, networking opportunities, food and entertainment. Visit our website and subscribe for updates on the Smart Charging Challenge! The Smart Charging Challenge is an initiative from the Living Lab Smart Charging. We are an open platform in which parties work together on our future energy system. At increasingly greater scale we are testing how we can improve Smart Charging applications. We focus on innovation and sharing knowledge, and we support others with the development of new projects. Not only in the Netherlands, but also...

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RDM Campus: on the move for future mobility
Nov10

RDM Campus: on the move for future mobility

Duurzame mobiliteit is internationaal een hot issue. Het wordt de economische motor voor een metropool als Rotterdam met haar wereldhaven en wegtransport. RDM Campus is hét laboratorium waar studenten, docenten en professionals elkaar multidisciplinair inspireren tot nieuwe inzichten. Met een duidelijke focus op Rotterdam leidt dat tot bereikbare, werkende en duurzame oplossingen onder het motto: schoon, stil en zuinig. De logistieke highlights. “Future Mobility is geen dagdromerij”, benadrukt Frank Rieck nog even. Rieck is lector Future Mobility aan Hogeschool Rotterdamen verbonden aan het KenniscentrumSustainable Solutions RDM. “Studentenwerken zelfstandig aan concrete projecten met een duidelijke doelstelling en worden afgerekend op de resultaten. Uiteindelijk is de vraag: Hoe heb je de vernieuwing in Rotterdam vooruit geholpen?” Duurzame innovatie komt tot stand door onderzoeken en experimenteren. “Het eMobility-Lab richt zich op onderzoek naar elektrische mobiliteitsconcepten die al actief zijn in Rotterdam. Wat zijn de kosten, het onderhoud, het energieverbruik en de veiligheid van bijvoorbeeld taxi’s, vuilniswagens, elektrische scooters, leenauto’s als Green Wheels en de eBusz van de RET?” Hogeschool Rotterdam en het eMobility-lab van RDM Campus monitoren de prestaties van de twee eBusz-en. “Tachtig procent van ons vervoer, zoals de metro en de tram, is al elektrisch. De RET is vooruitstrevend. Alleen de bussen rijden nog op diesel”, vertelt Jen Fongers, chef Vlootservicesbij RET. “In 2010 is een proef gestart met twee gelede Mercedes Citaro-G-Hybrid bussen. Ze rijden elektrisch en de accu’s worden opgeladen met remenergie en door een kleine dieselgenerator. Dat resulteert in een aanzienlijke brandstofbesparing, minder geluid en meer rijcomfort. In samenwerking met RDM Campus experimenteren wij tot halverwege 2012 met de eBusz-en op het traject tussen Zuidplein en Rotterdam Centraal. De eBusz is een nieuwe VDL-bus, type Citea, die door e-Traction in Apeldoorn is omgebouwd tot een elektrisch aangedreven bus met de nieuwste generatie wielnaafmotoren. Er zit een groot accupakket op het dak, dat ’s nachts oplaadt aan een laadpaal in de stalling en tijdens de rit bijlaadt door remenergie terug te winnen en door de ingebouwde range extender. Bijzonder is dat deze bus vier van de ongeveer tien uur per dag volledig stil, dus zonder werkende dieselmotor, kan rijden. De bus stoot dan geen CO² en fijnstof uit. De milieukritische zones in de Rotterdamse binnenstad zijn via GPS afgebakend en hier schakelt de eBusz automatisch het dieselaggregaat uit. De besparing van de benodigde energie(diesel en laadstroom) kan met deze technieken oplopen tot veertig procent. Bussen met elektrische aandrijving bieden meer comfort, omdat ze stil en schokvrij rijden. Iets dat reizigers en chauffeurswaarderen.” “Een ander innovatieproject waar studentenen bedrijfsleven samenwerken is de ontwikkeling van het mobiliteitsconcept met een elektrisch, driewielig voertuig voor in de stad”, vervolgt Rieck. “Het idee van EXOR , deelnemer aan de RDMCampus incubator Dnamo, is geïnspireerd op de Witkar uit het hippietijdperk. Een leenauto waarbij je met een pas incheckt en die op een aantal depots in Rotterdam weer kan worden ingeleverd. Het gaat hier om de technische ontwikkeling van het voertuig, maar ook om de antwoorden op vragen als: hoe is het concept te beheren? Met welk betalingssysteem? Hoe blijft er een goede verdeling van de stadsauto op de verschillende locaties in de stad?” “Er loopt verder een interessante studie naar de logistieke bewegingen van wegtransport dat in de Rotterdamse haven blijft. Het onderzoek concentreert zich op het terrein van ECT om het af te bakenen en concreet te houden. Als we grip krijgen op de logistieke behoeften, zijn wij ook in staat technische oplossingen te bedenken en te realiseren.” Dat we resultaat gericht werken, hebben we al aangetoond met de komst van de groene veerverbinding van de Willemskade,via St. Jobshaven en Katendrecht,naar Heijplaatwaar RDM Campus is gevestigd. De nieuwe, snelle catamaran op aardgas is het resultaat van een studie van studenten op RDM Campus voor Aqualiner. In tien minuten sta je – schoon, stil en zuinig – van de Willemskade op Heijplaat. Met de auto of het openbaar vervoer doe je er een half uur tot drie kwartier over. ‘Sustainable Solutions’ zoeken we dichtbij huis.” tekst: Suzanne...

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