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European electric vehicle charging project gathers pace

Known as FABRIC (FeAsiBility analysis and development of on-Road chargIng solutions for future electric vehiCles), the project will focus primarily on dynamic wireless charging and its impact on the increased adoption of electric vehicles.

TRL, which says it’s the only UK-based organisation involved in the initiative, is leading sub-project 3 and will be assessing wireless and contact charging solutions from a technological point of view.

This project identify requirements for a complete on-road charging system and deal with the developments required to bridge the technological gaps between existing solutions and requirements from users/stakeholders.

It is hoped that FABRIC will play a pivotal role in the evolution of electric mobility in Europe by identifying the benefits and costs in absolute terms so investments can be fully defined and quantified.

Other partners include Volvo Technology AB (Sweden), CRF – Centro Ricerche Fiat (Italy), Associazione Tecnica dell'Automobile Consulting & Solutions SRL (Italy), Scania CV AB (Sweden), Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH (UK), Bombardier Transportation GmbH (Germany) and Applied Mechatronic Engineering & Technologies SRL (Italy).

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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