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Renault INCIT-EV experiments with electric charging in Europe

The Renault Group has announced the launch of the INCIT-EV project, in collaboration with 32 partners in Europe: the aim is to promote electromobility with user-focused trials of innovative technologies for electric vehicle charging.

To respond to the need to test charging technologies in real conditions such as Contactless Dynamic Charging (CDC) (2) – and to structure the ecosystem as a whole, the Renault Group has decided to participate in the Commission's call for projects on electric charging European.

In this context, Renault has created a consortium; About thirty industrialists, universities, institutes, municipalities, start-ups and SMEs have welcomed the initiative, with the shared desire to promote electromobility in Europe with experiments focused on users of electric vehicles.

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The Renault INCIT-EV project for electric recharging, which will last for 48 months, from January 2020 to December 2023, is divided into two phases:

  • A phase of study of the needs and constraints of consumers, which will be followed, from April 2020, by the study of charging technologies and their integration into infrastructures.
  • An on-site demonstration phase of 7 technologies, from the second half of 2022 until the end of the project:

– Dynamic inductive charging system in an urban environment, in Paris in France; – High-power charging systems, on the outskirts of Tallinn in Estonia; -Improved smart vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging, in Amsterdam and Utrecht in the Netherlands ; – Dynamic inductive charging system in the peri-urban / long-range area, in Versailles in France; – Charging hub in a car sharing car park, on the outskirts of Turin in Italy; – V2G low power charging (including the two-wheeled vehicles) and static inductive charging, in the taxi lanes at the airport and central station of Zaragoza in Spain.

The Renault Group, which at the origin of the INCIT-EV project consortium, is also the coordinator. In this capacity, the Group acts as an interface between the European Commission and all partners and oversees technical development, budget and planning.

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