Greening NEAR - Greening Northern European Road Corridors
This project will carry out feasibility studies on consumer preferences and user acceptance of electric vehicles and the related charging infrastructure, as well as the supporting consumer services. It will also make a pilot deployment of fast charging stations along highways in southern Sweden (E20, E6 and E22), Denmark (E20, E45 and E55) and northern Germany (E45 and E22).
The key objective of the study is to clearly demonstrate the market readiness of fast charging technologies, serving multiple types of electric vehicles at the same locations and their consumer acceptance across borders in northern Europe. The study is also expected to show that sufficient infrastructure and innovative service solutions for e-mobility could expand the possibilities of electric travel to long distances (over 500 km) and ultimately encourage the take-up of electric vehicles.
State of progress on 31 December 2014:
Multi-standard quick charger requirements have been established and validated, and the first 13 (thirteen) charging stations are fully operational and open to the users in Denmark (E45) and Sweden (E20). Several study activities on consumers, key selling points, network planning methodology and network management have been completed.
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