Start of the European innovation project ASSURED for the fast-charging of electric vehicles
For the next four years, 39 partners from 12 different countries will be developing advanced solutions to enhance zero-emission urban fleets, coordinated by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
The formal launch event of the ASSURED project took place in Barcelona today, designed to promote the electrification of urban transport vehicles using advanced fast charging solutions, co-financed by the European Union, coordinated by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and led in terms of electric buses by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).
The ASSURED innovation project (an acronym extracted from fast and smart charging solutions for full size urban heavy duty applications) will be carried out over four years, from October 2017 until September 2021, on a budget of 23.64 million euros, of which 18.65 million are provided by the EU.
The consortium behind it has 39 members from 12 countries including practitioners from across the entire value chain: public transport authorities and operators, manufacturers of buses, trucks and light vehicles, energy providers, suppliers of charging infrastructure, national and international associations, municipalities, consultancy companies and research institutes.