March 19, 2008: Workshop on EnergyBus Plug and Standard Battery Systems for Rental Services, Hsinchu

Speeches and discussions were dedicated to public charging infrastructure for electric bikes and scooters. Rental systems and charging stations are nothing new, but earlier attempts failed mostly due to the lack of a common standard. Such an industry standard enables products of different manufacturers to be part of the system or to upgrade to later battery technologies. A major topic was the security of such a system. The prototype of a battery vending machine served as an example to discuss ways and extend of suitable protection.

March 19, 2008: Workshop on EnergyBus Plug and Standard Battery Systems for Rental Services, Hsinchu

Lectures:

Study on the combination of wind and solar power stations and LEV battery swap stations and parking facilities, Lorenz Bauer, University of Art and Design, Halle, Germany

Scooter battery swap system, Bin-Min Lin, ITRI, Taiwan

Battery change system for fleet operators, Hannes Neupert, ExtraEnergy, Germany

Showcase of battery exchange machine for Stuttgart, Johanna Tiffe, industrial design, Germany

 

Working groups on public charging schemes:

Plug family, energy management, protocol, security of battery rental systems