Investigation of how charging of electric cars can be made automatic

6 September, 2011 - 15:23

An increasing number of plugin electric cars will generate positive effects on our environment both globally and locally, but it will also lead to new challenges for the electricity producers and distributors.

During the first 6 months of 2011 a pre-study aiming to investigate how charging of electric cars can be made automatic has been carried out in cooperation between Vattenfall and Viktoria Institute. The pre-study has been based on an assumption that investments in new infrastructure for production and distribution of electricity can be minimized if charging of electric cars is made often and primarily during hours when load on the electric infrastructure is low. One step towards achieving this is to automate the charging procedure.