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.
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