Nordic Electrical Vehicle Interoperability Center

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    With the increasing propagation of Electric Vehicles (EVs), the need arises to ensure that all the EVs effortlessly can be charged on all charging posts regardless of car brand, EV infrastructure operator or national origin. This wide compatibility between technical components as well as operators is known as interoperability. To facilitate the development in the standards, and to support the industry, thereby creating a higher consumer acceptance, the NEVIC centre has been launched.
    Initial experiences, tests and concepts will be developed together with the prominent EV operators: Better Place, ChoosEV and CleanCharge (RWE). The relevant standards will be identified and the requirements for the interoperability tests will be specified. An independent test platform will be established and test procedures and facilities for EV charging infrastructure will be developed and verified through prototype testing. The NEVIC test centre will be located at DTU Electrical Engineering at Risø Campus.
    The standards are currently under development and furthermore the operators may have different ways to implement their solutions. Interoperability in NEVIC at this stage is focusing on the technical side of the interoperability, i.e. the ability for the operator to identify the EV to be charged, and the capability to charge the EV from the charging posts. In this way it is ensured that the communication between the EVs, the charging post and the operators back-end systems are compatible.
    Effective start/end date01/12/201101/06/2012


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