INSOC – Integrated Solar DC Charging for Light Electric Vehicles
What is it?
INSOC consists of easily replicable and scalable low-power DC-charging station for Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) such as e-kick scooters and e-bike, with integrated theft-proof parking, payment services and on-site produced renewable solar energy. INSOC foresees a wireless charging experience for e-kick scooters.
The INSOC system will address charging needs of LEVs in urban areas with the objective of minimizing logistics and operation costs for private users and e-mobility sharing service providers, avoiding the need to remove and charge batteries in an external hub. It may also integrate payment services, making it especially convenient for new urban mobility modes, such as e-bike and e-scooter sharing service. In addition, it reduces the prices for the final users, and improves their user experience due to the integration of charge-park-pay services.
INSOC will be demonstrated in Barcelona, Budapest, Rome, and Turku as well as Florence and Murcia.
INSOC is designed for LEVs users and e-bike private users and renting companies. It will also benefit energy suppliers and Distribution System Operators due to the smart integration with decentralised renewable energy that minimise the grid impact and offer flexibility to the grid.
What’s new with INSOC?
INSOC solar canopy will be installed in the different pilot sites from March 2023.
Maria Chiara Cavarretta – ENEL X Way