Enel X is looking for ways to increase the adoption of electric mobility and in order to do so is looking for innovative ways to tackle some of its main obstacles, such as range anxiety and managing long range travels.
One of the causes of these problems is the lack of information not only about the location of charging points, but also its availability and type of charging standard and plug. At present the more used plugs in public areas are these:
- Type 1 (Yazaki), for recharging up to 7,4 kW in alternating current
- Type 2 (Mennekes), for recharging up to 43 kW in alternating current
- CHAdeMO, for recharging at 50 kW in direct current
- CCS COMBO2, for recharging at 50 kW in direct current and up to 43 kW in alternating current
Another problem is the fear that when the car arrives to the charging point it will not work or the payment system will not be compatible with her subscription, leaving the user stranded.
The proposed solutions should integrate all the information about every charging point in the area the users is travelling and would engage the users that would be able to update the information in an interactive map in a way that the data can be trusted by other users.
It should also be able to automatically organize a trip for the user, proposing stops taking into account charging time, location and compatibility of charging stations, suggestions on what to do during the waiting time (having lunch, coffee games for kids…), etc. In this way since the user always knows where to charge the car and how to go from one place to another, it could go a long way towards curing the problems mentioned.
The solutions proposed don’t have to be exactly as described above, so if a different way to solve these problems is proposed it could be evaluated too.
This innovative solutions must be implementable over a 1-year-period, with the aim of improving Enel X’s business within the shortest time possible: the easier to use the solution is, the bigger our step towards the future will be.
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[e-Mobility] [Range Anxiety] [EVs] [Charging Stations] [Innovation] [sustainable development]