EV4EU – Electric Vehicles Management for carbon neutrality in Europe, Horizon Europe


Coordinator at the University of Ljubljana: prof. dr. Matej Zajc

EV4EU project will start in June 2022 and lasts for 42 months.


The Electric Vehicles Management for carbon neutrality in Europe (EV4EU) project will propose and implement bottom-up and user-centric Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) management strategies creating conditions for the mass deployment of electric vehicles. The strategies will consider the impact in batteries, the needs of the users, the impact on power systems, the integration with energy markets, and the impact on cities’ transformation. The proposed V2X management strategies will be tested in four demonstrators, allowing an evaluation of the proposed methodologies and tools, the definition of the appropriate implementation conditions, and a consolidation of the most promising solutions and business models. Technology providers will test different V2X management approaches evaluating their feasibility and adequacy for the existing conditions in cities. System Operators will estimate the impact of V2X in transmission and distribution level proposing new services to profit from V2X flexibility, mitigating the effect of V2X, and supporting the development of both V2X and renewables.

Tools and Apps for electric vehicle users will be developed to provide valuable information about the use of electric vehicles and available energy services. An open platform that considers interoperability, scalability, security, and privacy requirements will ensure the information exchange between stakeholders and systems. The impact of V2X management strategies in different cities will be evaluated in a co-simulation tool considering different perspectives, namely, the power network, cities constraints (existing parking lots, buildings characteristics, etc.), electric vehicle use patterns, and, finally, V2X management infrastructure. New services (Green Charging, Sharing Charging, and Surge Pricing), Demand Response programs, and flexible capacity contracts will be designed to create benefits for electric vehicle owners and improve the adoption of the services. Finally, a regulatory framework that promotes the adoption of V2X and assures secure and economic power systems management under mass electric vehicle penetration will be proposed.

The consortium consists of 22 full and associated partners from Portugal, Slovenia, Denmark and Greece. The project is coordinated by INESC ID from Portugal. Slovenian consortium consists of University of Ljubljana, Elektro Celje, GEN-I, ABB inženiring Slovenia, Občina Krško, Območna obrtno-podjetniška zbornica Krško and Regionalna razvojna agencija Posavje.

key words: EV, V2X, Energy community, Demand response, Flexibility