R&D PROJECTS

IBIL’s technology department carries out a range of tasks: developing its own terminal designs to improve ergonomics and usability; analysing vehicle behaviour via charge curves; determining software upgrades for new models on the market; designing interoperability processes with other charge managers; and optimising fleet consumption with tools such as power management.

IBIL is currently taking part in a number of EU projects, including the E-VIA FLEX- E ultra-fast charging project and CIRVE, which seeks to promote EV use through the deployment of fast and ultra-fast charging infrastructure.

Expertise in ultra-fast charging: E-VIA FLEX-E project in Italy, France and Spain

Proyecto E-via flex-e

The E-VIA FLEX-E project involves roll-out of a pilot network of 14 ultra-fast charging facilities in European transport corridors in Spain, France and Italy. IBIL, the only Spanish participant, is among the trailblazers in this type of technology.

The project is also intended to share best practice on deployment and technical experience with installation, maintenance and operation of the infrastructure during the pilot stage.

For the launch of this project, IBIL contacted various suppliers of ultra-fast charging systems capable of supplying power equipment at over 300kW.

Project co-financed by the European Union through CEF funds (Connecting Europe Mechanism).

Co-financed by the Connecting Europa Facility of the European Union

Coordination of CIRVE project: Project for the Iberian corridor

Proyecto CIRVE

Pilot study to deploy 40 multi-standard fast charge points located along Iberian EU corridors (Mediterranean and Atlantic) with particular emphasis on crossborder areas between Portugal, Spain and France. In this project IBIL is leading the following activities, among others:

  • Activity 1: Coordination: IBIL is in charge of coordination, with the aim of ensuring proper technical, administrative and financial implementation of the project.
  • Activity 2: Technical requirements: IBIL has made a meticulous study of the current state of the art of fast-charge products on the market and has established the technical requirements needed for the chargers to be used in the CIRVE project.

Project co-financed by the European Union through CEF funds (Connecting Europe Mechanism).

Co-financed by the Connecting Europa Facility of the European Union

AIGeCo Project

The main objective of the AIGeCo project is to research and develop technologies that will enable a group of Basque companies to cover the entire value chain in this energy management process (aggregator, charge manager, communications operator, electronic equipment manufacturers, software developers). It will allow them to position themselves to provide new power supply services within a scenario in which consumers take control of their own electricity supply, producing their energy locally, renewably, transparently and safely, and Will facilitate the interchange of energy surpluses by way of virtual aggregation mechanisms.

Project financed by the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure of the Basque Government (HAZITEK Program) and the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).

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eMovLab

eMovLab

The overall objective of the project is to conceive and develop innovative technology and new business opportunities that will enable Basque industry to transition towards a new future scenario of sustainable mobility and maintain its leadership with new industrial capacities.

This overall objective can be divided into a number of specific goals:

  1. To fit the best industrial processes to produce systems and components for vehicles and energy supply.
  2. To develop new products and business models that will facilitate EV-charging and make it cheaper, more convenient and more efficient.
  3. To be capable of proposing innovative solutions in products and production,.
  4. To have the option of developing complete systems and thus position companies as Tier 1 organisations.
  5. To have a rolling platform and product that will act as the basis for more advanced business models.
  6. To design renewable generation and storage-based energy systems that are capable of catering to the energy needs of mobility systems and processes flexibly and adaptatively.
  7. To develop products and services linked to vehicle connectivity and interaction with other public and private elements, in order to ensure a comprehensive improvement in mobility.
  8. To manage valuable key data from the dynamic of mobility in order to provide advanced information and services to mobility-related systems and actors and at the same time facilitate the emergence of new business opportunities.

Project financed by the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure of the Basque Government (HAZITEK Program) and the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).

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