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EVA Project

OPTIMIZATION OF REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR THE TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC AND CONNECTED  AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

The emerging technologies of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are both foreseen to undergo a dramatic growth in the near future. Many local administrations are currently fostering innovation by addressing technical challenges towards EVs massive deployment, particularly regarding the charging infrastructure and the grid (diffusion and standardization of charging plugs and communication protocols and upgrade of the electrical system to meet the increased power demand). However, by failing to account for the disruptive impact that the diffusion of CAVs might have in a very near future, they risk to largely invest in EV-based fast obsolescing territorial infrastructures and to later lack the capability to address the possibly radically different needs created by a wide diffusion of CAVs.
To support urban and regional institutions to steer the transition towards ECAVs, EVA aims at exploring innovative territorial infrastructures capable of effectively supporting these emerging technologies in road mobility.

Expected project outcomes

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Contextualized future mobility scenarios

Future scenarios about the diffusion of connected and autonomous vehicles, particularly under the sharing economy framework, are co-created, focusing on the regions of Bolzano (IT) and Ticino (CH).

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Impact of future mobility on the grid

The impact on the local grids of the diffusion of electric mobility, in both private or shared vehicle ownership frameworks, is simulated.

 

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Otimization of charging infrastructures

Strategies to optimize electric vehicle charging infrastructures and avoid investment in fast obsolescing ones are developed.

 

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Tools to support regional transition

Guidelines to support regional institutions in the transition towards autonomous mobility are produced and new business models are identified.

 

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