R&S Quantum targets Horizon 2020 call to develop and realize a smart and cost-efficient fast EV charging network

We at R&S Quantum are developing a novel fast charging system, suitable for all common commercialized electric vehicles on the market. Our system allows to charge these vehicles in short time, making the fast and smart charger highly interesting for everyone operating an EV fleet, where every minute spent charging — and not on the road — translates into a decrease in potential revenues.

Since the charging of a fleet has not only to be fast but also coordinated, we will combine our fast charging terminals with an intelligent, cloud-based system for

a) directing cars in need of charging to a suitable charging station, where a sufficient amount of energy is available and not used by other cars)
b) automated billing

c) still under consideration – intelligent order-charging management (“can I take the next order with the current energy left in my EV or do I have to go charge?”).

At the moment our Horizon 2020 consortium includes the following parties:

1. R&S Quantum from Ukraine who will build and commission the fast charging terminals.

Our fast charging technology is ISO 9001 compliant and — given cost of  expert labor in Ukraine — it is certainly cost-efficient.
With three widely adapted plugs for each charging terminal: CCS, CHAdeMO, AC 45kW.
Our solution has +/-1% deviation in power flow intensity, as per battery charging protocol. Most solutions available on the market today have a 3% deviation.

2. XM^online solutions from Estonia who will make your fast charging system smart by setting up the cloud infrastructure required. The Estonian solution providers will realize the app which we will use as a human-machine interface.

3. Sensichips from Italy whose new chip provides online monitoring of the state of health, state of charge and state of life of electrochemical batteries.

4. RKW Sachsen from Germany who will coordinate and manage the project, as well as perform the communication & dissemination part.

Yet, what we still need is a partner operating several electric vehicles and willing to allow us to install our technology at their site.

Subsequently the task of this partner would be to

a) use the fast EV chargers installed as well as the related software solution (making the system smart) to charge their EVs,

b) report any problems / giving feedback of everyday use to our development team and

c) write a final report, describing the partners experiences during the tests and also giving an estimation of competitiveness in the market based on the prototype / giving recommendations to increase the competitiveness of the system.

All recommendations STRONGLY from the user site, so no technical details are required but the focus lies on everyday usability, features, economic feasibility etc. All these should be tracked by the test user anyhow, since s/he will probably want to decide if s/he stays with the system after the project.