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Uroš Salobir, director of the Strategic Innovation Department (ELES), spoke at the FAMN round table

He attended the round table of the French Automotive & Mobility Network – FAMN in the role of Vice-Chairman of EGVIAfor2zero. In his speech, he focused on the critical challenges for greater acceptance of e-vehicles by users and faster development of e-vehicles.

The round table of the French Automotive & Mobility Network – FAMN, which brings together more than 1,450 members, took place on Friday, 14 January. Among the participants at the round table was also Uroš Salobir, Director of the Strategic Innovation Department. He has spoken as the Vice-Chairman of EGVIAfor2zero, which he took over in October 2021. 

He focused on the critical challenges for better user acceptance and faster development of e-vehicles. He stressed that the charging infrastructure must expand in line with the growth of e-vehicle sales. It is crucial for the mass acceptance of e-mobility among users that the charging infrastructure is available to them where and when they need it and that charging duration needs to adapt to their needs. EGVIAfor2zero expects that the new digital solutions will improve charging planning and contribute to timely display charging prices, giving the customer an accurate and real-time perception of the final cost of the service. 

Suppose we want a sustainable and cost-effective transition to mass e-mobility without overloading the electricity grid. In that case, we need to gradually introduce smart charging and "vehicle to grid" solutions (V2G). It will also be necessary to establish fast high power charging infrastructure to pave the way to the increased penetration of passenger BEVs and electric MHDV on highways, at logistical terminals and hubs, depot or truck stop locations.

EGVIAfor2zero will therefore continue to introduce a systems approach to optimize smart EV charging and the flexibility provided by the V2G concept, launched in 2021. A work plan for 2023/2024 focuses on static smart slow charging, finding solutions for peak charging periods, and high power charging system technology.