fASt and Smart charging solutions for full size URban hEavy Duty applications

Project: Research

Project Details


The ASSURED Project proposal addresses the topic GV-08-2017, “Electrified urban commercial vehicles integration with fast charging infrastructure” of the Green Vehicle work programme. A 39-member consortium from 12 different EU Member States will conduct the work. The overall objectives of ASSURED are: - Analysing the needs of the cities, operators and end-users to derive the requirements and specifications for the next generation of electrically chargeable heavy-duty (HD) vehicles (i.e. buses), medium-duty (MD) trucks and light duty vehicles for operation within an urban environment; - Improving the total cost of ownership (TCO) through better understanding of the impact of fast charging profiles on battery lifetime, sizing, safety, grid reliability and energy- efficiency of the charger-vehicle combination; - Development of next generation modular high-power charging solutions for electrified HD and MD vehicles; - Development of innovative charging management strategies to improve the TCO, the environmental impact, operational cost and the impact on the grid stability from the fleet upscaling point of view; - Demonstration of 6 electrically chargeable HD vehicles (public transport buses), 3 MD trucks (2 refuse collections & 1 delivery truck) and 1 light duty vehicle with automatic fast charging; - Development of interoperable and scalable high power charging solutions among different key European charging solution providers; - Demonstration of energy and cost efficient wireless charging solutions up to 100 kW for an electric light duty vehicle (VAN); - Evaluating the cost, energy efficiency, impact on the grid of the different use cases, noise and environmental impact of the ASSURED solutions; - To actively support the take‐up of business cases and exploitation of project results across Europe of the use cases by partner cities (Barcelona, Osnabruck, Goteborg, Brussels, Jaworzno, Munich, Eindhoven, Bayonne, Madrid) and end users.
Effective start/end date1/10/1731/03/22

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Scholt Energy Control B.V. (Project partner)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) (Project partner)
  • I-De Redes Eléctricas Inteligentes SA (Project partner)
  • RINA Consulting S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH (Project partner)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Project partner)
  • IVECO S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. (Project partner)
  • Enexis Netbeheer B.V. (Project partner)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Project partner) (lead)
  • CAF Power & Automation SL (Project partner)
  • Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Miejskiej Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością (Project partner)
  • Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG (Project partner)
  • MAN Truck & Bus SE (Project partner)
  • POLIS- Promotion of Operational Links with Integrated Services, Association Internationale (Project partner)
  • Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o. (Project partner)
  • Idiada Automotive Technology SA (Project partner)
  • Volvo Bus Corporation (Project partner)
  • Virtual Vehicle Research Center (Project partner)
  • VDL Enabling Transport Solutions B.V. (Project partner)
  • International Association of Public Transport (UITP) (Project partner)
  • Politecnico di Torino (Project partner)
  • AVL List GmbH (Project partner)
  • IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr (Project partner)
  • Altra S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Heliox B.V. (Project partner)
  • ENGIE Laborelec (Project partner)
  • Volvo Lastvagnar AB (Project partner)
  • Iberdrola España, S.A. (Project partner)
  • Schunk Transit Systems GmbH (Project partner)
  • Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S. (Project partner)
  • Vectia Mobility Research & Development Aie (Project partner)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) (Project partner)
  • ABB B.V. (Project partner)
  • Alstom Transport SA (Project partner)
  • Siemens AG (Project partner)
  • Transports de Barcelona SA (Project partner)
  • FEV Europe GmbH (Project partner)
  • Irizar Group (Project partner)
  • JEMA Energy SA (Project partner)
  • Ikerlan Technology Research Centre (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • electric vehicles
  • batteries
  • Vehicle engineering
  • Heavy-duty vehicles
  • electricity grid