ASSURED envisions cleaner and more sustainable cities where the electrification of urban commercial vehicles and their integration with high power fast-charging infrastructure play a major role to increase the liveability and quality of life of the citizens.
Launched in October 2017, the project will develop and test high-power solutions for full-size, urban, heavy-duty applications. This will contribute to reducing the environmental impact of transport emissions as well as the total cost of ownership and operational costs. Additionally, the grid stability will be improved to ensure a secure energy supply, essential for future uses when a larger number of vehicles will rely on the charging infrastructure.
The goal is to charge different vehicles using the same infrastructure, which is what makes ASSURED so innovative: this will be the first time a project sets out to test the interoperability of the charging solutions applied. If successful, this will help reduce costs and support the standardisation of the elements of the infrastructure.