INCIT-EV EXPECTED IMPACTS
DIRECT IMPACTS ON THE USES CASES
INCIT-EV direct impacts will involve a total number of 3,475 users, mobilising a total investment of 8.81 M€ in charging infrastructure in the different demonstration areas. In the following subsections a detailed description of how each use case contributes to these impacts is provided.
UC#1 User-centric smart charging and bi-directional charging
UC#2 Dynamic wireless charging lane in urban area
UC#3 Dynamic Wireless Charging for long distance (prototype e-road)
UC#4 Charging hub in a park-and-ride facility
UC#5 Superfast Charging Systems for European corridors
UC#6 Low power DC bidirectional charging infrastructure for EV, including two-wheelers
UC#7 Opportunity wireless charging for taxi queue lanes in airports/central stations
INCIT-EV INDIRECT IMPACTS
The INCIT-EV ICT Platform will support, through its DSS, the update of the existing SUMPs of the demonstration areas and the development of new ones in the follower cities, particularly in relation to their EV charging infrastructure deployment plan towards a more user-centric approach. This, in turn, is expected to boost the purchase and utilisation of new electric vehicles in the 6 cities.
Air pollution is a serious issue in many European cities, affecting citizens’ health and causing nearly half a million premature deaths each year. The penetration of the electric vehicle induced by INCIT-EV is expected to greatly contribute to address this problem and reduce the major air pollutants in cities related to the transport sector.
The Energy and Climate objectives of the European Union for 2020 and 2030 are expected to drive the decarbonisation of the power sector and Eurelectric estimates that the sector could be fully decarbonised by 204531. This would increase the role of the electric vehicle in the decarbonisation of the transport sector, as charging EVs with electricity generated from renewable energies (e.g. wind) could result in emissions almost 90 % lower than an equivalent ICEV.
The electrification of transport may impose significant stress and costs on the electricity system if not planned and managed optimally. EV charging may have adverse impacts in the grid, such as voltage instability, reduced reserve margin, deteriorated reliability indices or power quality issues. INCIT-EV will demonstrate a new generation of charging solutions that not only will minimize this grid impacts but also will support grid operators (DSOs and TSOs) to manage the electricity network in a more flexible and efficient manner, particularly thanks to two technologies: V2G and Smart Charging.