The Project: ICT solution for the shared use of electric vehicle fleets
The Shared E-Fleet research project aims to work up a cloud-based ICT solution for electric fleets used in the business sector. Shared E-Fleet focuses on developing suitable concepts for the corporate application which will be tested in a pilot scheme.
The project specifically addresses small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) which are located close to each other. Sites such as technology parks offer the best conditions to companies interested in using corporate “green” vehicle fleets.The concepts can be used effectively in the context of municipalities associated with several authorities or in the context of individual companies.
Core sectors of the application of shared business electric fleets are:
- Smart Fleet: Viable concepts and business models for the corporate use of electric vehicle fleets in the business environment combined with the private use by employees of the participating companies
- Smart Energy: Intelligent power management across several charging stations taking into account the current vehicle operation schedule and the availability of (local) renewable energy, and simple billing solutions for private charging
- Smart Traffic: Innovative mobility concepts for business trips with different modes of transport with seamless handling and dynamic route optimization
The concepts and solutions developed will be tested realistically in the context of several model experiments in pilot operation.
"ICT for Electric Mobility II: Smart Car – Smart Grid – Smart Traffic"
The Shared E-Fleet project is part of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) research program "ICT for Electric Mobility II: Smart Car - Smart Grid - Smart Traffic".
In the research program a total of 16 projects are developing new electric mobility concepts and technologies on the basis of modern information and communications technology (ICT) by the end of 2015. The concepts range from the interaction of intelligent vehicle technology in the electric car (Smart Car) and power supply (smart grid) to traffic management systems (Smart Traffic).
You will find further information on the research program by visiting www.ikt-em.de.