NEWS - 2023/10/16

SELECTIVE Project Advances with Pilots in Prague and Madrid

The SELECTIVE project, which aims to improve de adoption of electric vehicles through the improvement of the charging infrastructure, has initiated pilot tests in the cities of Prague and Madrid. The project takes a significant step toward transforming mobility and fostering sustainable transportation solutions.

During a recent visit to Prague, the consortium came together for a consortium meeting, which also hosted key stakeholders from the sector, such as EIT Urban Mobility representatives. This meeting provided a platform for insights and strategic discussions that will shape the project’s trajectory.

The Prague pilot includes two locations, the first one near the Škoda offices, featuring a single 22 kW charger. The second location in the city of Prague, installed within a Škoda dealership, also features a single 22 kW charger.

For the pilot in Madrid, the charging station is located in the parking of a building dedicated to innovation in the Chueca district, in the centre of Madrid. The building offers coworking areas, offices, and rooms for meetings and events, hosting around 300 workers and 30 companies in the coworking space.

For both pilots, thanks to ChargeUp’s system, the start-up behind the deployed technology, the charging stations can be shared within user communities, who can reserve the slot they will need among predefined booking schedules. This maximizes their usage while ensuring, through reservations, that all EV owners will have an available charger when they need it.

For CARNET, as leaders of this project, the collaboration with Škoda within the SELECTIVE project underscores their commitment to advancing the deployment of electric vehicles and making sustainable transportation a reality. The participation of Škoda as a partner in this project also highlights the vital role such initiatives play in transforming our mobility to make it more sustainable through collaborative strategies, such as the charging communities developed within this project.

As the SELECTIVE project gains momentum with its two pilots being closer to its end, it represents a collaborative effort aimed at reshaping the automotive field for a more sustainable future.

The project is led by CARNET and developed in collaboration with Škoda, ChargeUp, PowerHUB, MOVEN, Eurecat, Madrid City Council, and the City of Prague. Project co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.