Climate Change & Clean Energy

Electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a key tool in the transition to a low-carbon transport system and provide several advantages over conventional transport, such as lower emissions, reduced dependence on fossil fuel imports, improved local air quality and strengthened security of European power systems. In addition, EVs represent an opportunity to securely integrate growing shares of variable Renewable Energy Sources (vRES) though smart charging. Our goal is to reduce GHG emissions from the transport sector through increased market-share of EVs and their proper integration into the electricity grid. To this end, electromobility infrastructure should be smart, interoperable, secure and cost-effective.

What we are working on

  • Standardisation work related to electric vehicles and the related infrastructure;
  • Standard ISO/IEC 15118-20 establishing the connection between the EVs and the charging station, as well as enabling EVs to return electricity to the grid, or to power buildings and appliances;
  • Standard IEC 63110 which will enable charging stations management;
  • Support the coherence of eMobility standardisation activities and EU policy on sustainable transport.

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Contact person

Rita Tedesco
Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 38
Luka De Bruyckere
Programme Manager

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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