Electric vehicle charging technologies to be tested in Estonia, 7 other European states

  • 2020-01-31
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Launched in January was a project by the name of INCIT-EV, coordinated by Renauld and funded by the EU Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 program, in which Estonia is also one of the participants. 

The project aims to test various options for charging electric cars in urban environments, thereby encouraging the use of electric vehicles. Altogether seven innovative charging technologies will be tested in select locations in Europe.

INCIT-EV will run from January 2020 through December 2023 and consist of two main phases. As part of the first stage, user needs and demands will be analyzed, followed by assessments of charging technologies and their integration with infrastructures. The second phase will focus on seven charging options in select locations. Tests are also planned with a high-voltage charging system in the suburbs of Tallinn.

The project aims to test charging technologies in real-life conditions and reach solutions encouraging increased use of electric vehicles. Participants in the project include 32 leading tech companies, universities and institutes from eight states.

INCIT-EV is financed by the EU research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Renault is both the initiator and the coordinator of the project consortium and in this role acts as a mediator between the European Commission and the consortium partners, and monitors technical development, budgeting and scheduling.