AIT Austrian Institute of Technology becomes a regular member of CharIN

AIT and partners develop fast charging stations and suitable infrastructure for heavy duty vehicles and buses

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest research and technology organisation. At the AIT Center for Energy innovative and applied research services are offered to its customers and partners such as industrial companies, energy suppliers, technology providers as well as research institutions with its high-quality and specific laboratory infrastructure, many years of experience and scientific excellence of AIT experts.

In the field of e-mobility the AIT Center for Energy provides testing infrastructure with an ideal framework to evaluate the interactions between Electric Vehicles (EV), Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), the electric power system and the ICT environment of the smart grid. This feature has been generated by a unique Hardware In the Loop setup that allows to directly couple the simulation environment with real hardware equipment. The testing infrastructure for EVs and EVSEs is embedded in the AIT SmartEST laboratory, which offers a testing and research infrastructure for future-oriented smart energy network systems.

Through our membership, we look forward to participating in pioneering projects like Megawatt Charging, where we are still working with partners in the MEDUSA project.  

MEDUSA: Fast charging stations for the medium-voltage grid

Since May 2021 researchers from the AIT are working with their partners AVL List, EnerCharge, Infineon Technologies Austria and Xelectrix Power on the MEDUSA project to develop an ultra fast charging station and infrastructure for heavy duty vehicles, buses and trucks in the multi-megawatt range.

The MEDUSA project stands for Multi-Megawatt Medium-Voltage Fast Charging. Inthe second phase of the project for the first time in Europe there will be developed a demonstrator for a multi-megawatt fast charging station, that will be directly coupled to the medium-voltage grid. Furthermore, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by connecting battery storage systems in combination with solar power technology.

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Published on: 05/05/2022

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