ElaadNL investigates smart and sustainable charging of electric vehicles: from passenger cars to electric motorcycles, buses and trucks.

Smart charging or Smart Charging is controlling the time and speed of charging electric vehicles using technology. You can simply plug in with this, but you adjust the charging to, for example, the availability of sustainable electricity, lower prices and optimal use of the electricity network in the district. For example, your car will charge faster if a lot of power is available from the solar panels on your roof or wait to start charging until the peak on the power grid has passed and prices are lower.

At ElaadNL we think that smart charging or smart charging will become the norm. Together with partners, we conduct a lot of research into all aspects involved: technology, (ICT) communication, user experience, policy and legislation. In this way we learn together what works best.