SPARC - Smart plug-in automobile renewable charging services


Within this ICON project, it is the aim of plug-in electrical vehicle operators (e.g. car and battery leasing companies) and car parking providers (e.g. private parking companies) to jointly address novel services that should allow to bring the electrical vehicle to a first critical mass of end-users: 1) services for fraud-sensitive measuring and billing of battery charging and 2) services for optimized, coordinated battery charging of large groups of cars using a maximum of renewable energy. This project therefore explicitly addresses the definition of a novel service architecture and targets a proof-of-concept demonstration of the underlying ICT architecture smart charging algorithms and user-friendly interfaces.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2012.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete
  • Karel Verbrugge


  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • iMinds