Smart Charging

Solutions to charge millions of cars smart and sustainable

ElaadNL is one of the pioneers in research into smart charging or Smart Charging. We have been researching this for years with partners such as network operators, governments, knowledge institutions and companies. The research varies from small-scale innovative pilots to large-scale trials. In this way we learn together what works best.

In our view, good research into smart charging is now crucial for smart and sustainable charging of millions of electric vehicles in the future. Fortunately, more and more parties support this vision and, for example, the cooperation program National Agenda Charging Infrastructure (NAL) is working hard to make smart charging the norm. There is even a Smart Charging working group, chaired by ElaadNL. The Netherlands is one of the frontrunners in smart charging.

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Smart charging programs and projects

In order to be able to apply smart charging on a large scale, research is needed into various aspects of smart charging: technology, (ICT) communication, user experience, policy and legislation. In addition, innovation and development of smart charging is crucial. We look at all forms of charging: charging at public charging stations, but also at home at private charging points and at work. The development of bi-directional charging (or Vehicle to Grid) naturally also has our attention. Although the technology is still in its infancy, we are already investigating the possibilities in the near future with other parties.