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Electric Vehicles Demonstration Projects - An Overview Across Europe


This paper gathers experiences and results from several demonstration projects in the field of grid integration of electric vehicles. The analyzed research projects are selected among research institutes and universities that are part of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Program on Smart Grids. The paper provides an overview of recent trends in the field of electric vehicles integration issues and then dives deeper into specific aspects of each project. Twelve research projects are presented in general terms, while detailed information can be retrieved from the references and the websites. Although each project has its focus, a common element that can be devised is that the charging process can be technically controlled based on different interests and algorithms, but its role in the market is still under development. Particular focus is always given to the behavior of the user, which ultimately determines the possible level of flexibility that the electric vehicle can provide to the grid.
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  • EC/H2020 / 824433
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 257626
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 295133
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 255209
  • EC/H2020 / 773505
  • EC/H2020 / 731205




  • Mattia Marinelli
  • Lisa Calearo
  • Sabrina Ried
  • Xavier Pfab
  • Julio Cesar Diaz Carbera
  • Christian Spalthoff
  • Martin Braun
  • Hanne Sæle
  • Bendik Nybakk Torsæter
  • Poria Hasanpor Divshali
  • Seppo Hänninen
  • Massimo Ceraolo
  • Stefano Barsali
  • Mats Larsson
  • Annika Magdowski
  • Laura Gimenez
  • Gregorio Fernandez


  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • University of Kassel
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Technology
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • University of Pisa
  • Sweden




IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)


2020 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference - UPEC



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