The pioneering initiative to promote electric mobility in the city of Malaga has started this June. A pilot project aimed at evaluating the potential impact and feasibility of this type of propulsion in an urban environment. The analysis of the initiative shall have control of energy management through an intelligent network, which will be evaluated at all points from electric vehicles to electric power generation, to recharge the coveted points.
The ZEM2ALL project, Zero Emissions Mobility To All, aims to lay the foundation for deployment of electric mobility. The management of recharge is the point of greatest interest to assess first hand the needs involved in this type of propulsion energy supply infrastructure. Both public and domestic level, Endesa will be responsible for installing and managing more than 200 points that are to be located in the capital of the Costa del Sol.
A pioneering project for the mobility of future
Among the novelties introduced the project highlights the presentation of the first point of recharge able to work bidirectionally in Europe. This format is known as V2G (Vehicle to Grid) or V2H (Vehicle to Home) and aims to make a tool of the electric vehicle energy storage for homes, offering a level of security when the infrastructure can not cope with demand for energy. Malaga will host 6 of these points under the display that intends to carry out ZEM2ALL.
The project has the backing of companies Endesa, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Hitachi, Telefónica and Sadiel. The test duration is estimated at four years from the second half of this year 2012. Since the beginning of next year 2013 when they promise to have deployed the 200 Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the more than 220 points of connection for recharging.
The deployment of the initiative will also have up to 9 stations where we can access the fast charge systems of the 23 points of connection of this type available. Telematics services are also intended to play a leading role through the use of a control center always aware of the network, adding the use of smartphones and applications that allow us to easily manage and quickly finding the nearest charging point, the best route to reach it, and so on.
Objective: To determine the impact and requirements of electric propulsion
The importance of this initiative lies in the wide range of performance of all these solutions today: public and domestic nominal charge, recharges quickly and V2H V2G systems, intelligent management … The electric vehicle at this point, it is only an end link of the chain in relation to the mobility of this type. The real issue lies the challenge is infrastructure and control over these, because of the low impact of electric vehicles in cities today, there are no data that demonstrate the real need for this type of mobility.
The results of this pilot project to start rolling once the 200 i-MiEV in the streets of Malaga, will yield important data that will serve to develop the cities of the future, as we all know that nowadays it is impossible that this infrastructure is able to absorb a massive introduction of electric propulsion.
Moreover, given that the intelligent management of the network will enable a full assessment of consumption, a fact that should be analyzed to detail is indirect pollution these vehicles generated through recharge their batteries. A point where we rarely stop but can be converted to electric propulsion in a fierce enemy of conscience greener. Undoubtedly the best way to make these vehicles even more friendly to the environment will be through the use of renewable sources for electricity generation.