COTEVOS EV Interoperability Workshop in the Hague (NL) on 14-15 September, 2015

In the passed workshop on EV interoperability in the Hague (NL), on 14-15 September, 2015, COTEVOS consortium and the invited presenters from the EV industry discussed the current status of IOP testing in the project and conformance testing as well as experience with EV-related communication protocols and field tests.

Having reviewed the project’s first results of the IOP tests and taking into account the crucial role of geographical, technical, and financial interoperability, the COTEVOS consortium defined its next steps in the IOP aspect: testing all models in the market, identifying corresponding test cases and developing the concept of sharing the research infrastructures.

The workshop participants also discussed test cases around the Charging System Operator, particular COTEVOS test cases and test cases with high-level actors.

The workshop also gave the participants the opportunity to view the demonstration of an eMobility simulator and EVSE interaction by Ewoud Werkman and Robert Koffrie (TNO).

The invited EV industry presenters covered the topics:

– current and new protocols and practical experience, e.g., with OSCP (Arjan Wargers, Elaad)

– state of conformance testing in ISO 15118 and upcoming test events (Jens Schmutzer, TU Dortmund University)

– practical experience with the protocols like ISO 15118 from the EVSE perspective (Michel Bayings, EV Box)

– road to Flexible Charging in Lochem (Friso Schuring, Alliander)

You can find the public presentations form the workshop here.

The project consortium planned the final steps in the project and the upcoming Vehicle-to-Grid PlugTests event in Ispra (IT) on 30 November – 4 December, 2015, as the concluding event for COTEVOS activities. Interested EV stakeholders can take part in testing EV charging and operation and EVSE operation (further tests in the planning stage).