As part of the large-scale fleet trial, the consortium could test the functionality of the charging infrastructure, especially in respect to the robustness of the technology applied and the ease of use in everyday operation. Based on the findings obtained, the technical interfaces between e-vehicle and charging infrastructure were improved.
During this process, challenges arose both in legal and technical terms: delays sometimes occurred in developing the charging infrastructure due to the absence of any standard approvals procedure and belated approval of power grid connections from the respective distribution grid operators.
Looking at the users of electric vehicles, it was apparent that they use the private, semi-public and publicly accessible charging infrastructure for charging and would like to see these facilities universally available. Due to the different user requirements and areas of use, it will also be necessary to add to the range of products provided by the charging infrastructure, e.g. by adding easily integrated home charging systems or also ultra-fast charging systems at selected locations. It was further established that the early adopters are predominantly fleet customers at relatively small companies and also within larger groups.