eCharge4Drivers was at the 14th ITS European Congress last week, linking with INCIT-EV and USER-CHI.

At Europe’s leading Intelligent Transport Systems event of this year, from 30 May to 1 June 2022, eCharge4Drivers was present at the ERTICO stand, together with several other ERTICO projects and platforms within the four main focus areas of Connected Cooperative & Automated Mobility; Clean & Eco Mobility; Transport & Logistics; and Urban Mobility.

The project also coordinated and moderated the Special Interest Session 53 on “Improving EV charging infrastructure in European urban areas”, which examined how to improve the EV charging experience for users, making it more sustainable, accessible, and affordable, as well as recent developments in the field. Two other projects on EV charging, USER-CHI and INCIT-EV, were also part of the session.

Dr Evangelia Portouli (ICCS, Greece) moderated the session with speakers Christina Anagnostopoulou (ICCS, Greece), and Lieselot Vanhaverbeke (VUB, Belgium) for the eCharge4Drivers project; Maurizio Arnone (LINKS Foundation, Italy), representing the INCIT-EV project; and María Tomás (ETRA, Spain) and Silvia Valero (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Spain) for the USER-CHI project. Together they discussed best practices for a smooth integration of EV charging infrastructure and innovative solutions for the uptake of EV charging in urban areas and on interurban corridors.

All the presentations of the Special Interest Session 53 on “Improving EV charging infrastructure in European urban areas” can be found below:

In a separate technical session, a paper entitled “Enhanced booking services for electric mobility” was presented by Prof. Maria Pia Fanti of Politecnico di Bari. The paper is available here.