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Posted on August 8, 2011 by  & 

Infrastructure solutions for unlimited electric mobility

The ubitricity Mobile Metering concept rethinks infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles and will revolutionize EV charging they say. Rather than installing metering and communication technology inside every single charging point, metering and billing is processed by electronics inside the car or the charging cable. Charging points are reduced to simple and highly cost-efficient system sockets that can be installed easily and enable users to charge power from renewable energies wherever they chose to park their EV - at home, at work or in other private or public parking spaces. Mobile Metering efficiently reduces the number of meters to one per user (rather than one per charging point) and thus allows for an affordable roll-out of countless charging points. Three to five charging points per EV are considered ideal for comfortable driving and optimized grid integration.
Affordable Infrastructure
Ubitricity system sockets are highly cost-efficient and do not entail running costs, because they do not include metering technology. An attractive solution for infrastructure partners offering charging opportunities.
Comfortable Electric Driving
Cost-effective system sockets translate into tailor-made charging networks and allow for frequent recharging, wherever drivers park their EVs.
Enabling Future Networks
Dense charging networks make frequent grid connections possible - a prerequisite for smart network integration of electric vehicles and grid integration of renewable energies.
Implementing the Mobile Metering System
Ubitricity is currently implementing the Mobile Metering system with industry-leading partners such as ITF-EDV Fröschl, VOLTARIS and the German national metrology institute Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). The project consortium received a research grant of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Automotive engineering companies are also involved in the development process. First system prototypes will be ready in Q3/2011. A large scale system demonstration will commence in mid-2012.
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