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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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CROME: the French and German Field Demonstration of the Interoperable Mobility with EVs

EDF, EDF DME 10, Avenue de l’Arche 92419 Courbevoie cedex France
Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
EDF – R&D, ICAME, Paris, France
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(4), 1094-1101;
Published: 27 December 2013
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The project CROME – cross-border mobility for electric vehicles – is the first European field demonstration introducing a standardised and interoperable cross-border charging infrastructure network in the French- German Upper Rhine region. The main aim of the project, funded by different Ministries on both sides of the border, is to create and test a safe, seamless, user-friendly and reliable mobility with electric vehicles between France and Germany. Fully public interoperable charging stations have been implemented ensuring easy access and charging of EVs all over the French and German CROME area. Solutions are developed and tested about charging services enabling simplified authentication, identification, billing as well as charging spot availability and reservation. The achieved CROME market place enables data exchanges and roaming between different operators ICT back-end systems based on the Bosch service brokering platform. Feedback on customer acceptance of e-mobility and user needs with regard to charging is carried out.
Keywords: policy; standardisation; communication; infrastructure policy; standardisation; communication; infrastructure
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GAGNOL, P.; JOCHEM, P.; PIERRE, M.; FICHTNER, W. CROME: the French and German Field Demonstration of the Interoperable Mobility with EVs. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 1094-1101.

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