Electric Vehicles Demonstration Projects: An Overview Across Europe

Mattia Marinelli, Lisa Calearo, Sabrina Ried, Xaver Pfab, Julio Cesar Diaz Cabrera, Christian Spalthoff, Martin Braun, Hanne Sæle, Bendik Nybakk Torsæter, Poria Astero, Seppo Hänninen, Massimo Ceraolo, Stefano Barsali, Mats Larsson, Annika Magdowski, Laura Gimenez

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUPEC 2020 - 2020 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1078-3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2020 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 1 Sept 20204 Sept 2020


Conference55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2020


  • Ancillary services
  • demonstration projects
  • electric vehicles
  • grid integration
  • user behaviour


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