Projects

SELECTIVE

Shared economy to improve electric vehicles infrastructure in Europe

Project Description

  • Innovation
  • 1 January 2023
  • 31 December 2023
  • CARNET - UPC Technology Center
  • 440 708€

The decarbonisation of mobility is an urgent need of our society and, as the most extended solution currently being considered, the use of electric vehicles (EV) is expected to grow exponentially in the near future. This presents some challenges as current public charging infrastructure is insufficient to assume forecasted fleet growth and private chargers are both expensive and underutilised.

SELECTIVE proposes tackling both matters at once by implementing a shared -framework for electric chargers so that infrastructure usage can be optimised. The project will launch an app that lets individuals (hosts) rent their electrified parking space to other users (guests) that need it sporadically. Therefore, hosts will have an extra revenue stream and all EV users will enjoy a denser charging network without the need for new infrastructure deployment.

The peer-to-peer digital solution will be commercially sustainable thanks to the development of transaction fees every time an EV is charged.

Challenge


Two challenges addressed: the cost and under utilisation of private chargers, as well as the need to expand the current charging infrastructure to accommodate for future fleet expansion.

Main Objective


Launch a peer-to-peer digital solution that enables individuals to rent out their electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) to other electric vehicle (EV) users.

Output


Improve the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Europe by creating an app-based shared economy platform.

Partners


Count8

Project lead


Cristina Juarez
CARNET - UPC Technology Center
cristina.juarez@carnetbarcelona.com
Quetzin Tomás
CARNET - UPC Technology Center
quetzin.tomas@carnetbarcelona.com