The European project Edison WINCI has been concluded. As its main coordinator and in collaboration with our partners, we jointly developed comprehensive solutions for contactless charging of electric vehicles, which are unique in Slovenia. Our solution enables faster, more efficient, and friendlier charging and is already used by the Slovenian Post for its e-vehicles.
In the Edison WINCI project, we and our partners focused on the development of a comprehensive solution for contactless charging of electric vehicles. We solved the specific challenges of the system, i.e., the development of components for the vehicle’s electric drive, software solutions for the communication between the vehicle with its user and the network, and the user experience. The main goal was to test the operation of the contactless charging system for electric vehicles in the real environment.
The partners of the EDISON WINCI project, which is coordinated by our corporation, were Abelium, GoOpti, Iskra, Pošta Slovenije, Sunesis, and the NELA Development Center.
At the conclusion of the project, the Slovenian Post (Pošta Slovenije) demonstrated the developed contactless vehicle charging system together with its entire support infrastructure and developed support applications to the professional and interested public. An external provider, the German INTIS, was helping us in the development of the system too. The Slovenian Post has upgraded its electric delivery vehicle, which has thus become the first delivery vehicle in Europe that allows contactless charging.
The superior characteristics of the developed system make it possible to achieve extremely high time savings when charging the vehicle.
The developed Edison WINCI software application is a pilot example of a user-friendly management and communication with the system. All demonstration solutions developed as prototypes represent a great market potential for the companies involved in the project. They will form the basis of advanced solutions for sustainable electric mobility, which will be launched onto the demanding European market in the next decade by the Slovenian automotive industry and the general mobility industry.