Nowaczewski for Business Alert: We are starting a race for e-mobility

In this way we can summarize recent actions of Elon Musk – the leader of electro mobility, who visited the old continent in November. The world heard the news of planned investments by Tesla in Germany or Netherlands. The purchase price of an electric car will fall sooner than later. The Polish government is also preparing incentives to use the electric drive in buses and cars but how soon and who will create appropriate charging infrastructure for these cars?

Currently, fast chargers in parking lots of office buildings or shopping malls bring only PR value in Poland due to relatively small number of electric cars. We can anticipate however, that soon having a fast charger in commercial building will increase its value.

My theory is that employers first and foremost will want to provide their employees with the best working conditions and owners of commercial buildings will want to distinguish themselves by including fast chargers in their offers. Another thing is that availability and quality of charging service will essential near highways or workplaces therefore soon restaurant owners will also become interested in charging stations to offer both food for the drivers and electricity for their cars.

Ministry of Development gave green light for electric cars, since it is a way to create new branches of economy and even export Polish technical solutions abroad. From press information’s we can read an emphasis on “electrification” of public transport. It’s interesting how the plans regarding popularization of cars look, especially concepts of overcoming main issues?

Number of simultaneously charged cars in fast-charging mode will be limited mainly by the daily peak demand for energy in the individual nodes of the grid. Fleets consisting of thousands of electric cars will force investments in new transmission lines, otherwise we are faced with danger of urban centres without electricity. In order to improve security and optimize investments we can conclude that there is a need for cost effective services to manage car-charging infrastructure in real time in clusters of modern intelligent buildings.

Fortunately, instantaneous demand for electricity in clusters of modern buildings is “manageable” provided we implement technologies such as Enabler DSR, which could potentially be extended by synchronizations of charging many electric vehicles to the capacity of nearest grid forming the so-called local balancing areas. New result of such synchronization would be an innovative, on European scale, Enabler Vehicle 2 BMS (Building Management System) technology.