Qi Arrow Assessment (a spin-off from Qi Europe) participates in the INICIT-EV project led by Groupe Renault in collaboration with 32 partners in Europe. This project aims to promote electromobility via user-centric experiments of innovating charging technologies for electric vehicles. Seven innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles will be tested in chosen locations in Europe. Spanning the 48 months from January 2020 through December 2023, the INCIT-EV project will be broken down into two primary phases:

  • Phase 1 will first involve analysing user needs and requirements, followed in April 2020 by an assessment of charging technologies and their integration into infrastructures.
  • Phase 2 will focus on 7 tech demonstrations on selected sites and will run from the second half of 2022 to the end of the project.
    • A dynamic induction charging system for the urban environment in Paris, France.
    • High voltage charging systems in the outskirts of Tallinn, Estonia.
    • Optimised bidirectional “smart charging” in Amsterdam and Utrecht, the Netherlands.
    • A dynamic induction charging system in peri-urban/long-range areas in Versailles, France.
    • A charging hub in a carpark for car-share vehicles in the outskirts of Turin, Italy.
    • Low power bidirectional charging (for two-wheeled vehicles also) and static wireless charging in taxi lanes located at the airport and central station in Zaragoza, Spain.

This customer-centric approach will help build a new ecosystem and develop technological charging solutions that could be rolled out Europe-wide to foster and encourage electric mobility.

With a total budget around 18.6 million €, The INCIT-EV project will receive 15 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

From the 10 Work packages, among other activities, Qi Arrow leads WP9, entitled ’wide replications and use cases and solutions, business models and exploitation strategies’,  aiming to summarise the conclusions and assess, with a global perspective, the potential feasibility of each use case in the Reference Cities, 1) to construct the most suitable business models for the exploitation of the business solutions, 2) to conduct the exploitation of results, 3) to develop and implement a replication roadmap on the market, 4) to carry out a first operation phase of a Decision Support System (DSS) in the selected project cities and finally 4) to provide recommendations for the policy makers. In WP9, 13 partners are involved. In total, Qi is direct responsible of seven deliverables.

Project participants are RENAULT GROUP (Cordinator), ATOS SPAIN SA, AVERE France, Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, BIT&BRAIN technologies SL, Bursa Buyuksehir Belediyesi, COLAS SA, Commune de Paris, Comune di TORINO, Eesti Energia Aktsiaselts, ELES d.o.o. Sistemski operater prenosnega elektroenegetskega omrezja, ENEDIS, EUROVIA Management, EV charged B.V., Vedecom Fondation Partenariale MOV’EOTEC, Fondazione LINKS – Leading Innovation & Knowledge for Society, FPT INDUSTRIAL SPA, Fundación CIRCE Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos, GREENFLUX Assets B.V., Groupe RENAULT, IDNE0 Technologies SAU, Ingeneria y Técnica del Transporte TRIA SA, Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux, IREN SPA, Pitpoint EV B.V., Politecnico di Torino, PRIMA ELECTRO SPA, Province Noord-Holland MRAE, PSA ID, QI ENERGY ASSESMENT, Red Eléctrica de España S.A.U., Stadwerke Nordeney GMBH, Univerza V Ljubljani and We Drive Solar.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875683.