However, battery technology is rapidly improving and EVs with remarkable range are starting to appear at affordable price.
Unfortunately, high capacity batteries need powerful chargers to be replenished in short time, already imposing new and emerging challenges to low voltage distribution grids. The problem is expected to become even more pronounced in urban parking areas, where many high-power batteries must be charged simultaneously, resulting in complex, bulky and expensive electrical installations. Likewise, equipping all parking slots of a large residential building with powerful charging facilities may prove impractical or even impossible due to space constraints or limitations of the local grid.
MoMeWec aims at developing innovative solutions for high-power charging stations with minimum footprint and maximum flexibility, by combining the recent advances in modular converter technology, wireless inductive charging and advanced grid connection techniques for providing smart vehicle-to-grid (V2G) or vehicle-to-home (V2H) services.