We Drive Solar is an innovative local SME company which delivers solar electric mobility services in the city of Utrecht and the region. It builds on the success of the first solar-driven charging station in the world that can discharge as well as charge, realised by the Smart Solar Charging consortium in Utrecht. Under the supervision of We Drive Solar and its sister company LomboXnet, a new energy system with thousands of solar panels and a large number of smart charging station is being built. All We Drive Solar cars are driven by locally generated solar power from LomboXnet. This enables us to contribute to the energy system of the future, in which electric cars, local energy production and a healthy city come together. This innovation is receiving strong interest from other parties to replicate, nationally and internationally.
Main tasks and responsibilities within the project
We Drive Solar will be involved in WP7, on which they will integrate and demonstrate 10 solar powered V2G bidirectional car charging systems in the demonstration. Next, We Drive Solar demonstrates the WeDriveSolar car sharing system, consisting of 5 V2G Renault Zoës, powered by solar power produced in the district.