E-Hub

Background

The sales of electric vehicles are expected to grow rapidly over the next years. Although home charging is perceived as the cheapest and most comfortable option, more than two-thirds of households in the Netherlands do not have access to private parking. Scaling up public charging infrastructure is thus a necessary development in the transition to emission-free mobility.

E-Hub

Within the E-Hub project multidisciplinary cross-university student teams work on relevant topics in the field of charging infrastructure that come directly from the field. The E-Hub brings together a mix of experts to create a system solution by generating findings that would have been less obvious when focussing on the smaller parts of the system.

Central console render

E-Hub central console

 

E-Hub smart street

E-Hub smart street

 

The E-Hub collaborates with The Green Village. The Green Village is a test environment at the TU Delft campus where researchers, students, big and small businesses and visitors together solve the challenges of a sustainable future. The collaboration with The Green Village is mainly aimed at realizing a modern charging facility on the TU Delft campus.

E-Hub Team

The E-Hub is developed by Dutch-INCERT and a student team, with the following members:

Management team

Bob Elders – Project leader
MSc Systems & Control – TU Delft

Current Research projects

Royal Reesink

Royal Reesink is a Dutch supplier of heavy equipment for road construction and agriculture. In the Netherlands Reesink has about 20 business units divided over 40 locations. Further they have a fleet of ~ 500 lease cars which they want to electrify in the coming years. At the same time Reesink wants to develop a private nationwide covering network of chargers

For Royal Reesink we are working on two subjects:

1. Park-and-charge facility for Reesinks headoffice with:

  • Local renewables
  • Local storage
  • Integration with energy system of nearby building

2.  System design nationwide charging network

Project supervisors

Dr. Ir. Maarten Bonnema – Associate Professor in Multidisciplinary Systems Design
Department of Design, Production and Management – UTwente

Prof. Dr. Eng. Pavol Bauer – Professor DC systems, Energy conversion & Storage

Department Electrical Sustainable Energy – TU Delft

Previous Research projects

Johan van der Schaaf – Design of central console and charging points
BSc Industrial Design Engineering – UTwente

Novy Francis – Design of electrical systems and develop power management techniques
MSc Electrical Sustainable Energy – TU Delft

Justen Ang – Design of charging user-interface
BSc Industrial Design Engineering – UTwente

Robin Vos – Design of charging infrastructure
BSc Industrial Design Engineering – UTwente

Vivi Kokosia – Analysis of stakeholder trade-offs and participatory design
MSc Management of Technology, ICT Management & Design – TU Delft

Pamela Nunez Araya – Socio-technical analysis of transition of existing infrastructure and business model development
MSc Management of Technology, Emerging Technology-Based Innovation & Entrepreneurship – TU Delft

Palak Gupta – Energy-efficient building design and integration of renewable energy sources
MSc Sustainable Energy Technology – TU Delft

Shaista Kalpoe – Analysis and design of integration process into the electrical grid from technical and institutional perspective
MSc System Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management, Energy & Industry – TU Delft