Electric cars powered up by Finnish innovations
The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and a group of Finnish businesses have developed new intelligent solutions for electric vehicles to enable a standardized charging infrastructure, remote booking of a charging station as well as an intelligent charging process.
The intelligent solutions were developed within the European Internet of Energy project. The other Finnish participants, in addition to VTT, were Elektrobit Wireless Communications Oy (EB), Empower IM Oy and Emtele Oy. The project was funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology Tekes and Artemis JU.
— Using the innovations created during this project, we are able to transfer information between a charging station, car and the electric grid, which enables several other services and makes it much more flexible to use an electric car. Standardized solutions ensure the flow of information regardless of the supplier or car make, says Principal Scientist and head of The Internet of Energy project in Finland, Juhani Latvakoski.
The project is part of the Artemis programme and involves a total of 38 international partners, which has opened up significant new co-operation opportunities for Finnish companies.