• Objectives and expected achievements
  • State of the Art
  • System Requirements
  • Innovative Features
  • Work Content
  • Appraisal of technical risk
  • Structured Activity Planning
  • The EVIAC Partnership
  • Benefits of the Partnership
  • Complementarity and synergy
  • Strategic Importance for Europe
  • Economic Opportunities
  • Public Transport Applications
  • Road Vehicle Applications
  • Safety Impacts
  • Environmental Benefits

  • Last update: 1999-09-24

     Electric Vehicle Inductive Automatic Charging

    Project supported under Brite-Euram (BE-CT97-0205) 

    Objectives and expected achievements

    The objective of the EVIAC research programme is to develop the technology necessary for totally automatic charging systems or stations and the
    associated controls required to optimise the energy usage . 
    These systems will be a vital part of future urban transportation services, for example systems based on the self service electric car. They should be
    particularly advantageous for large fleets. Other transport systems such as electric taxis, buses or goods distribution vehicles could equally benefit.
    They may also serve for private electric vehicles. 

    The outcome of the project will be the realisation of fully automatic charging systems for electric road vehicles; several technological approaches
    will be developed in function of the application requirements. 
    It is estimated that at the end of the project, about one year of additional development, principally through the integration of the system onboard
    production vehicles, will lead to full scale marketability of the system. This will be concurrent with the forecast large-scale development of the
    European electric vehicle market. 


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