This was the Joint TEN T Closing Event in Brussels

The electrification of transport is vital in reducing both oil dependence and CO2 emissions, while improving air quality in cities. The direct synchronicity between electric mobility uptake and infrastructure development is being reported from the findings of four current TEN-T supported Electric Vehicle infrastructure projects, which have joined together to mark the successful outcomes of their projects.

The development of fast charging networks for electric vehicles are essential in promoting electric mobility for customers and the projects are showcasing their innovative solutions to cross border implementation of new technologies and services. The four projects CEGC, CorriDoor, GreeningNEAR and RCN are supported by a large range of partners including major OEM partners, BMW, Nissan, Renault and VW; national Governments, e-mobility operators, utility companies and academic organisations.

On 1st December 2015, the Joint closing event was organised in Brussels.

The joint press release of the TEN T closing event is available for download here.

CEGC Video online

The new CEGC video including user experience interviews and project results is now online: https://youtu.be/c-fMHt5uL1E

Central European Green Corridors

The project CEGC Central European Green Corridors is driven by the emerging need for decarbonisation and electrification of EU road transportation and by the related interoperability and synergy opportunities. The project aims at deploying infrastructure in Central Europe making driving of all vehicles with an electric power train a viable alternative to vehicles with internal combustion engines. CEGC will focus on the roll out of the technologies ready for mass market deployment in the short term (high power charging for electric vehicles) and additionally carry out studies examining the preparation required for the roll-out that will be ready in the mid-term (future customers, clean energy for transport, network planning) thereby opening the market for an even larger customer base in the future.

Outline of the Project

The project will deploy 115 high power charging stations in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Slovakia, and Slovenia to create a recharging network with country-wide coverage in Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia. A limited number of the high power charging stations will provide connections from this network to major cities in Croatia (Zagreb) and Germany (Munich). At each charging station, service for vehicles with AC/Type 2, DC/Combo 2 as well as DC/CHAdeMO interfaces will be provided, thus being compatible with most electric vehicles with high power charging technology on the market. All charging stations will form one interoperable network.

Interoperability

The network will be fully interoperable and will support roaming of customers between the regions covered in the Action. Pre-agreement of specification to ensure interoperability has been concluded. As part of the project, the partners will set up and operate suitable back-end ICT systems to provide interoperability. Furthermore, the partners will provide ad-hoc access to charging services for customers without pre-existing service contracts.

Customer Focus

Initial users of the charging stations deployed as part of the project will be customers of partners acting as EV Service Providers in the relevant regions; usage data collected as well as direct customer response will provide feedback to the partners during the project. As part of the project, the partners will work to increase the user base and to provide information and support to customers via suitable channels.

Funding by Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)

CEGC (2013-EU-92069-S Central European Green Corridors - Fast Charging Cross Border Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles, Connecting Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany and Croatia)  was submitted under the TEN-T call for proposals 2013 and will be implemented with support from the EU financial aid in the field of the Trans-European Transport Network.