More and more electricity is generated by the power of the sun and the wind. This growth means that there will be times where there is more supply than demand for electricity. To fully use this abundance of power, storage is necessary. What better than to use the growing armada of electric cars to charge at the best possible moments via smart charging? With innovative techniques we can make sure electric cars are charged. For example during the night when the wind is blowing fast and there is little demand for electricity or in the afternoon at the moment the power of the sun is at its peak. It is the mission of ElaadNL to make sure that in the future everyone can charge smart.
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An electric car is basically a large battery on wheels and there are more being made. It's expected that there will be up to 1 million by 2025 in Holland alone! With innovative techniques we can charge them in a smart way, exactly at the right moment. With Smart Charging we make sure the abundance of electricity from the sun and wind is used to charge our cars. Live off the wind and drive on the sun.
Projects on Smart Charging
ElaadNL researches and tests together with partners the possibilities of Smart Charging. Our projects:
It is important that the charging stations and the back office are suitable for dealing with different supporting protocols. This makes sure innovative solutions for Smart Charging can be applied in various ways, thus facilitating the e-driver. The more charging stations are prepared for this purpose, the easier it is to perform innovative pilots and tests.
The charging stations and back office are expected to be future-proof by taking care of five pillars. These five pillars are described in the Smart Charging Terms (PDF) (in Dutch).