Next event in March 2023 in Riga, capital of Latvia.
UMC means Urban Mobile Charging.
UMC was created as a project in order to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle charging.
Main purpose of the project is to improve an existing prototype for a mobile and renewable fast on demand charging service for electric vehicles.
Our Mobile Charging service will help cities to better plan and streamline deployment of the availability of electrical charging infrastructure and provide valuable on-demand services for electric vehicle owners wherever they go and wherever they are.
The purpose of the UMC project is to set up an autonomous mobile charging service for electric vehicles called « MBDC » (mobile battery DC charger) via a mobile application.
Urban Mobile Charging is supported by EIT Urban Mobility an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable.
From the 3rd May to 15th July 2022, the City University of Zilina in Slovakia (a partner in the project) held the first public demonstration of the charging prototype. The two and a half month demonstration was deemed a great success.
Overall, participants were satisfied with the mobile EV charging service.
“Energy comes to me” summarizes the general benefit of mobile EV charging service as expressed by the participants.
Testers appreciated the comfort and convenience of the service in solving the current problems associated with EV charging:
When, Where and How to charge.
A solution to all the issues of recharging electric vehicles. Well suited for busy people, time-saving, convenient, comfortable, easy to order and meets a need. This is what defines the battery of the future «Urban Mobile Charging» for users.
The intended end goal of Urban Mobile Charging is to develop a fully autonomous prototype which will not require human interaction thanks to smart hardware such as sensors, an autonomous mechanical arm, and other features.
The prototype will be fully tested in real-life scenarios (prototype to be demonstrated end 2023):
The international group of companies | consortium Urban Mobile Charging is coordinated by Nimble Energy, the Czech innovation company in the field of renewable energy technologies.
The partners of the project include:
Capgemini Engineering (France & Italy), Siemens Industry Software and Service B.V. (Germany), Czech Technical university in Prague (Czechia), Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) – Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (Germany), University of Zilina (Slovakia) and City of Zilina (Slovakia) – Vefresh (Latvia).