Smart Mobility V2X – Smart mobility with sustainable e-car sharing and bidirectional V2X
The project investigates how new solutions for smart mobility can be developed for a neighborhood managed by multiple stakeholders. To this end, an intelligent regulation and tariff system with integrated energy management and e-car sharing is introduced in order to optimize the mobility behavior of residents and the buildings’ own consumption and to demonstrate new business models such as the provision of system services (V2X).
Initial situation research project Smart Mobility V2X
The Smart Mobility V2X research project builds on a pilot project in Basel, which is pursuing the innovative implementation of a vehicle-to-home approach under the title “Optimizing the coupling between electric vehicles and (building) energy management systems (OKEE)”.
In the OKEE project, novatlantis GmbH, zhaw, ADEV Energiegenossenschaft and Smart Energy Control GmbH are implementing the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into (building) energy management systems as part of the “Basel pilot region for a 2000-Watt Society”. The Habitat Foundation is participating as an implementation partner, so that for the first time in Switzerland a complex Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) pilot project is being combined with a car-sharing concept to increase the own consumption of photovoltaic electricity by using a mobile storage unit for stationary use. The pilot site has been developed in accordance with the objectives of the 2000-Watt-Society.
The implementation in the “Erlenmatt Ost” site in Basel from January 2018 is based on the common interest of all partners in the practical testing of charging and own consumption solutions for and with electric mobility in larger neighborhoods. To this end, charging stations, electric vehicles and a corresponding communication and control solution are being co-financed, installed, operated and scientifically monitored for one year in Erlenmatt Ost.
For the Smart Mobility V2X research project, this has the great advantage that the development and management of an e-car sharing offer with electric vehicles on a 2000-Watt-Site for the exclusive use of residents and employees has already been realized. There are 2 bidirectionally chargeable e-vehicles available (Nissan Leaf, Nissan Evalia). The site-internal EV offer is an optimal introduction (guideline for a classic Car-Sharing: 2 EVs per 80 interested and 500 potential users) and can be expanded later. It offers interested parties a future-oriented possibility to satisfy their individual motorized mobility needs conveniently, flexibly, cost-effectively and complementary to public and non-motorised transport. Due to the sharing approach, e-car sharing enables resource-efficient mobility and, due to the electric vehicles, energy-efficient and low-CO2 mobility.
Research questions Smart Mobility V2X
To what extent is an e-car sharing model suitable for implementing both a sustainable mobility solution and optimal own consumption in an area?
Which technical and organisational measures can be used to jointly optimise electricity and mobility in an area?
How and with which measures can users and their mobility needs be integrated into the management of the neighborhood?
Which Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and energy trading business models can be implemented in future in areas with a large number of electric vehicles?
Research objectives Smart Mobility V2X
Z1: Implement integrated energy management with e-car sharing
Z2: Involve users and control mobility behaviour
Z3: Optimize own consumption by integrating e-mobility
Z4: Offer V2G system services
Z5: Ensure dissemination, knowledge transfer and communication
Research project Smart Mobility V2X in IEA programme “Hybrid and Electric Vehicle HEV
The Smart Mobility V2X research project is integrated into the “Hybrid and Electric Vehicle – Technology Collaboration Programme HEV TCP” of the International Energy Agency IEA. Task 43 deals specifically with questions concerning “Vehicle Grid Integration” (VGI).
The kick-off meeting of Task 43 took place in May 2019 in Lyon (F):
Activities in the field of dissemination, knowledge transfer and communication of novatlantis
- 3/2019 Project homepage is online
- 5/2019 Presentation “E-car sharing and bidirectional V2X: insights into applied research projects in Switzerland”, Workshop IEA Task 43 Vehicle Grid Integration
- 7/2019 Communication concept available
- 8/2019 Dr. Anna Roschewitz joins the Advisory Board of the ETH research project “Enabling Flexible Electric Vehicle Grid Integration” (ErVIn), Project Management Dr. Annegret Stephan, SusTec, ETH Zurich. Presentation Kick-Off Meeting Project ErVIn.
- 8/2019 National Mobility Conference ARE: Open Session Dr. Anna Roschewitz and Dr. Astrid Björnsen (WSL) “Integrated Energy Management as the key to a sustainable mobility and energy system – the example of e-car sharing”. The photo protocol of the session with hand-drawn posters gives insight into the knowledge and attitudes of the experts on the topic.
- 9/2019 Mobility Arena: Presentation by Anna Roschewitz Mobilitätsarena 2019 “Integrating e-car sharing into the energy management system of an area: Insights from an innovative implementation project”.
- 10/2019 Trade event “Sector coupling and V2X in the Basel area Erlenmatt Ost”: presentations and photos
- 4/2020 Interim report “Smart Mobility V2X” as a compact overview with many illustrations. The first interim report on the three-year research project provides information on the work, successes and also obstacles of this future-oriented implementation.