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Barcelona, 10 May 2019

The European project NeMo – Hyper-Network for Electromobility – is carrying out a real-life cross-border test of European Electromobility Roaming, starting from Barcelona on 20 May. The project team will drive 5,000 kilometres through 9 European countries in an electric car, charging at various points along the way to demonstrate the validity of the NeMo Open European Inter-Roaming Protocol supported by the eRoaming platforms – Gireve and Hubject.

Electric cars are gaining in popularity, but planning for a long trip is not always practical: electric charging stations belong to different networks and offer different conditions of access and payment. eRoaming platforms already enable an interoperable solution of more than 100,000 charging points all over Europe. eRoaming platforms have brought many networks together, but interoperability remains an issue, creating difficulties for users during long-distance trips outside their local area.

To make electromobility seamless and more attractive, the NeMo project has developed a Hyper-Network of tools and services, to connect service providers, such as charge point operators, eRoaming providers, vehicle manufacturers and electricity distribution system operators, allowing them to offer a wider range of user services. The Hyper-Network uses blockchain technology in the form of a distributed environment with an open architecture based on standardised interfaces.

Within the NeMo Project, the Inter-Roaming protocol and solution provides interoperable cross-border charging services by interconnecting different eRoaming platforms that currently employ different roaming protocols.

A first test drive performed in 2017 identified key issues affecting long-distance travel in electric vehicles. This second test drive, starting on 20 May in Barcelona, will take the project team through Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Czechia, Austria, Slovenia and Italy, returning to Barcelona to close a loop 5,000 kilometres long.

The objective is to simulate a real-life road trip by electric car and evaluate NeMo’s Open European Inter-Roaming protocol for electric vehicle charging, using different charge point operators.  Along the way, the team will go through the five project pilot sites located in Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Turin, and present the achievements of NeMo at several events and conferences, namely:

Automobile Barcelona
9-19 May, Barcelona, Spain
www.automobilebarcelona.com

EVS32
19-22 May, Lyon, France
https://evs32.org

ITS European Congress
3-6 June, Eindhoven & Helmond, The Netherlands
https://2019.itsineurope.com

ICNC2019 – Intercharge Network Conference
13-14 June, Berlin, Germany
www.intercharge-network-conference.com

Vienna Test Site Demonstration
19 June, Vienna, Austria
Event on invitation only – contact organiser to arrange press invitation:
Leonard Müller – leonard.mueller@smatrics.com
Eva Plunger Eva.Plunger@verbund.com

Note to editors

Planned route of the 2019 NeMo test drive: Barcelona-Lyon-Paris-Brussels-Eindhoven-Amsterdam-Berlin-Prague-Vienna-Ljubljana-Turin-Barcelona

The 1st Cross-Country testing:

The first NeMo cross-country test drive was held from 2 to 4 October 2017, with the objective to examine the interoperability of charging stations in different countries and the autonomy of the cars under different driving conditions. During this cross-country test drive two Renault ZOE electric cars were used, with two drivers each. The drivers came from NeMo partner organisations and three out of the four did not have prior experience in the use of EVs. Read the full press release about the first test drive here: https://nemo-emobility.eu/flagship-eu-electromobility-project-completes-first-cross-country-test-drive-identify-issues-affecting-long-distance-travel-electric-vehicles/

Project overview:

NeMo addresses the issue of limited driving range of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and the interoperability of charge points. It aims to make electromobility  more attractive, focusing on seamless interoperability of charging and other electromobility services.

Specifically, NeMo is creating a Hyper-Network of tools, models and services to create an open, distributed and widely accepted ecosystem for electromobility. This will allow charging points, roaming operators, the electricity grid, system operators and service providers, vehicles and their owners/drivers to connect with each other in order to exchange data and to provide electro-mobility ICT services in a fully integrated and interoperable way.

The project will facilitate increased service availability, better planning and more secure electric grid operation, by making backend data and services accessible to the right actors and bringing down digital and physical barriers. An Open Cloud Marketplace will permit different service providers to reach a greater audience and enable better seamless services for users.

NeMo will boost the market share of electric vehicles by enabling increased accessibility to charging infrastructure, ICT services and wider B2B interconnectivity.

The project started in October 2016 and runs for 3 years, until September 2019. It includes 19 partners representing the automotive, research, software, operator, public authority and energy sectors. NeMo is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union (grant agreement no. 713794).

Duration: 1 October 2016 – 31 September 2019
Total Funding/EC contribution: €7.8 million
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020  research and innovation programme  under grant agreement no 713794
Coordinator: Dr. Angelos Amditis, Research Director, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS)
Partners:
  1. Institute of Communication & Computer Systems – ICCS, Greece
  2. Ajuntament de Barcelona (City of Barcelona), Spain
  3. Broadbit Energy Technologies, Slovakia
  4. Centro Ricerche FIAT – CRF, Italy
  5. ERTICO – ITS Europe, Belgium
  6. fka – Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen Aachen -, Germany
  7. Groupement pour l’Itinérance des Recharges Électriques de Véhicules – GIREVE, France
  8. HUBJECT, Germany
  9. IBM Deutschland, Germany
  10. Consorzio Interuniversitario per l’Ottimizzazione e la Ricerca Operativa – ICOOR, Italy
  11. IDIADA Automotive Technology, Spain
  12. IREN, Italy
  13. Renault, France
  14. SingularLogic, Greece
  15. Technische Universität Berlin – TUB, Germany
  16. Tecnositaf, Italy
  17. TOMTOM Development, Germany
  18. Verbund Solutions, Austria
  19. Mosaic Factor, Spain
Associate Partner: Honda R&D, Germany
Website: http://nemo-emobility.eu/
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For more information please contact:

Project Coordinator: Dr. Angelos Amditis, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS),  E: a.amditis@iccs.gr; T: +30 210 772 1663
Dissemination Manager: Hugo Roebroeck, ERTICO- ITS Europe, E: h.roebroeck@mail.ertico.com; T: +32 2 400 07 40