HiQ helps build system for simpler charging of electric cars

HiQ has in the ELVIIS project helped the Viktoria Institute and its partners, Volvo Car Corporation, Göteborg Energi and Ericsson develop a cross-industry platform allowing drivers to control charging of electric cars.

This innovative research project across several industries, will bring mobile connectivity to electric cars and put choice and control over the charging into the hands of drivers.

“The purpose is to increase usability for drivers and build an ecosystem making it easier to deploy electric cars around the world. It was very inspiring to contribute to the innovative cross-industry project ELVIIS, aiming to simplify the lives of thousands upon thousands of drivers”, says Jerker Lindstén, Managing Director, HiQ Göteborg.

The new platform concept allows drivers to control charging of cars while they are plugged into any ordinary power outlet. Additionally, the system directs energy costs to the car owners’/drivers ́ bill. The driver sets the time when the car shall be ready on a console in the car or remotely via a smart phone or tablet. The system calculates when to charge based on, among other things, the load on the electric grid.

“In a challenging project like this it is really valuable to have a partner like HiQ by our side to help us develop and implement ELVIIS features”, says Per-Åke Olsson, CEO, Viktoria Institute. “We really believe that this project will support global market penetration of electric vehicles, thus helping society towards sustainable mobility."

“The system is a good example of when the development of technology contributes to better and simpler lives for us people”, Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ finishes.

For more information about ELVIIS, please read the Wallstreet Journal or Engadget.


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