Projects

EVOSS

Project Description

  • Innovation
  • 1 January 2024
  • 31 December 2024
  • CENTRE FOR RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
  • €827,825

The EVOSS project introduces an innovative robotic charging device equipped with a high-capacity battery and one rapid charging plug. The robotic device can provide flexible electric vehicle charging inside parking areas, by moving to the precise location of the parked electric vehicle. In this way, the possibility to significantly reduce infrastructure costs is being provided. Moreover, challenges related to the availability, efficiency, accessibility of charging infrastructure and use of space in urban environments are being addressed. The robotic device has  several unique features, it:

  • stores electricity on board, so it reduces the stress on the electric grid during peak hours (the robotic device can be charged at night);
  • improves utilisation of the current infrastructure to reduce CAPEX needed from fleet operators and real estate owners;
  • and it brings rapid charging to places that usually install slow charging, enabling EV users to get a full charge in short-term.

The robotic device, ideated by the startup, Batteri, will be further improved within the framework of the EVOSS project. EVOSS will also provide the chance for extensive, real-life testing in two different contexts and cities; Tel Aviv, Israel and Thessaloniki, Greece. The testing phase will include both technical evaluation and stakeholders’ feedback.

Challenge


EVOSS addresses challenges related to efficient EV charging, without creating negative implications to the stability and reliability of the grid or to public space.

Main Objective


The EVOSS project addresses important pain points in the charging and adoption of electric vehicles, by introducing and testing an innovative robotic charging device.

Output


The project will provide a robotic charging device with a high-capacity battery and one rapid charging plug and a concise and user-friendly handbook with instructions for utilising the robotic device.

Partners


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Project lead


Josep Maria Salanova Grau
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
jose@certh.gr