The project includes research and development work on a future load management for electric vehicles in demand side management networks from the control room and demand response from the vehicle, presented on a smart home application based on inductive bidirectional charging at 11 kW. The principle higher network availability of vehicles with inductive charging technology was demonstrated in a fleet test with six vehicles at various locations. The primary operating reserve market is addressed via controlled charging processes, with the control via a charging control system ensuring that a secure service can be provided for marketing. In the case of the high charging capacities required, heat management, foreign body detection and the entire safety analysis are of great importance. The project also addressed to ensure interoperability with current international standardization proposals, also through active participation in standardization committees.
The aim of the project was to investigate whether the additional costs of the electric vehicle can be compensated by integration as energy storage in Smart Home concepts and with the help of new business models, and to what extent the use of an automatic network connection and a bidirectional contactless charging technology plays a significant role. In this case, e-mobility would also become much more attractive to users because of the cost-effectiveness of electric vehicles combined with domestic energy management.