Start and end dates: 
January, 2008 to December, 2010
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
In this project we investigate all new drive concepts that are using batteries and are creating distributed energy resources. For example, we investigate in detail a) plug-in hybrids (diesel and gasoline), b) fuel cell cars as well as c) electric vehicles.However, the most important advantage of this project is the holistic approach to consider all players that are impacted by such a new drive concept. The work package 'drive concepts' is 'only' one of eight work packages. We investigate the whole chain from the drive concept to the utility (= VehicleGrid system) and model the impact on the whole energy system and economy including the environment.The major objective of the project is to investigate all necessary boundaries that have to be fulfilled, so that, such a system can improve the energy supply in Austria. The most relevant parts will be the investigation of the legal, technical, and social barriers as well as the design of a proper concept to encourage consumers and utilities to establish such a VehicleGrid system.
Project full name: 
Integration of e-mobility with electric distribution grid
Countries involved: 
Project Main Application: 
Electric Vehicles and Vehicle2Grid applications
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