Print Email Facebook Twitter Introducing Smart Charging in the EV Charging Practice Title Introducing Smart Charging in the EV Charging Practice Author Felser, J. Contributor Keyson, D.V. (mentor) Kobus, C.B.A. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Design for Interaction Date 2015-01-30 Abstract This graduation project aims to make smart charging acceptable and valuable in the EV charging practice. The Dutch government estimates a strong increase in electric vehicles (EV’s) in the Netherlands in the coming decade. The current estimation is 200.000 EV's in 2020 towards 1 million EV's in 2025. This will have a big impact on the electricity grid. To balance peakloads and fluctuating energy supplies a new EV charging market model is proposed, including a smart charging system. Until now, the EV driver's story misses in this system. The purpose of this graduation project is to find out how smart charging can be introduced in the EV driver's charging experience. This project uses a practice- oriented design methodology approach, based on social practice theory in design methodology, allowing for a more comprehensive view to research and design. The value of flexibility for smart charging can best be integrated in the EV charging experience in the following two ways: -Providing relevant EV information in time and place. Supportive EV information is grouped in ‘state of charge’, ‘micro- location’ and ‘charge point information’, supplemented with a service platform. The state-of-the-art practice of EV charging and planning offers more relevant information, becomes more comprehensible and is therefore more valuable for an EV driver. In this better organized practice, smart charging can be introduced without adding complexity. -The EV driver needs support in becoming aware of not always needing full mobility. The EV driver is offered a choice about his mobility right after the charging practice, when walking away from the EV. A mobile interface brings best of two worlds: a close relationship with the EV driver and customizability of the interface. Within the service platform the EV driver will be persuaded by offering a limited amount of choices with a reward for his immobility. Subject EVsmart gridssmart chargingsocial practice theorypractice-oriented design To reference this document use: uuid:3dc1e826-6f1a-47b1-a98d-3edc9a49210a Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2015 Felser, J.