On May 26th, the JOSPEL project was represented at the 4th E-Mobility Stakeholder Forum in Brussels in the context of energy management reduction in electric vehicles.

At the conference, the energy consumption of current heating, venting and air conditioning systems (HVAC) was highlighted as an important problem to overcome. Passenger comfort consumes approximately 40% of the battery, and in order to improve the distance range of electric vehicles, HVAC systems must be improved.

The JOSPEL project presented its technical solution which is aiming at decreasing the energy used for passenger comfort with 50% compared to current solutions. As part of this presentation, the project results for the first year concerning the heating and cooling system were described to the audience.

Other issues were also discussed at the Forum such as the optimization of the charging infrastructure, standardization and electric vehicle policies. More than 200 representatives from governments, industry and academia – as well as other stakeholders – were present at the event.

The E-Mobility Stakeholder Forum is a key event in urban mobility of goods and people, aiming at opening a cross-sectorial discussion on electromobility around common topics.

On April 18th-21st, the JOSPEL project was also represented at the The Transport Research Conference -TRA 2016, which took place in Warsaw, Poland. This is considered one of the most important transport research events in Europe, and it aims at bringing science, research and industry closer together and pointing out challenges and opportunities they can efficiently face together. The main theme of TRA 2016 was – MOVING FORWARD Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Mobility.