PROJECT UPDATE - 20 Mar 2024

DriVe2X team meet in Amsterdam

Between Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th March, partners reunited in the Netherlands capital for the second General Assembly of the project.

The meeting hosted by TNO provided an excellent opportunity for partners to look back at project results achieved throughout the first year of implementation, laying the ground for the planned activities and challenges ahead of the next months.

On the first day, we took a renewed glance at the Drive2X overall mission and ambition, recapping on our four fronts of innovation and how we are working towards them:

  1. V2X flexibility markets – new ICT and AI tools enabling the exploitation of V2X flexibility
  2. V2X charging technology – affordable and user-friendly bidirectional EV chargers
  3. The social side of V2X – EV user expectations as key success factors of uptake
  4. V2X upscaling studies – novel modelling approaches and roll-out frameworks

This plenary session was followed by discussion tables focusing on key integration topics, including marketplace solutions, impacts on grids and markets, charging station integration, battery degradation impacts on V2X solutions, and policy support to smart cities.

The second day had the exciting project demonstrators under the spotlight. Partners from the cities of Amsterdam, Budapest, Isle of Wight, Maia, and Terni shared updates and implementation roadmaps. Demo operations are expected to launch in early 2025.

Finally, on the third day, partners were engaged on a stakeholders mapping exercise that profiled and ranked DriVe2x stakeholders according to their level of interest and impact towards the different project outputs and results. Findings from this exercise will be leveraged to steer dissemination and exploitation activities of the project and create tailor-made engagement approaches.

The meeting concluded with a visit to the Johan Cruijff ArenA, the iconic and technologically-advanced Amsterdam multi-sports facility where the Dutch demo will be conducted.

See more pictures of the meeting here below.