Task 45 Electrified Roadways

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  Operating Agent

P.T. Jones

Sr. Technical Staff

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2360 Cherahal Blvd.

Knoxville, TN 37932

USA

Tel: +1 865-341-0119

Email: jonesp@ornl.gov

Programme of Work

Task 45 aims to develop a greater global understanding and awareness of electrified roadways (E-Roads) also called electrified roadway systems (ERS), related deployment activities and technologies developed in the participating countries. This task includes a study of international standards (JARI, SAE, ISO/IEC), technical approaches, grid interactions, integration of the power grid into the road infrastructure and benefits/challenges related to E-Roads.

There are four Technologies of Interest (TOI)s which Task 45 will focus on (for a brief description of the TOIs please click on the link on the right side of this page)

  • Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT) 
  • Non-road Conductive (Overhead) 
  • Non-road conductive (Side) 
  • In-road conductive

Working Method

The task will conduct bi-annual meetings which may include viewing locations of E-Roads research or deployment activities to gain first-hand knowledge of how this technology is progressing and to inform the HEV-TCP of new work. Based on information gathered from participating countries, specific areas may be identified as critical interest for further research. Task members will;

  • Develop an understanding of the challenges faced in various countries or markets by categorizing deployment approaches and requirements for E-Road technologies.
  • Conduct comparison of current technology development and address concerns for each of the TOIs.
  • Catalog and compare standards (JARI, SAE, ISO/IEC) in areas such as power transfer, alignment or other vehicle controls, data security, and communications.
  • Summarize safety issues arising from vehicle to grid connections and road debris.
  • Understand the vehicle technology requirements and system resiliency plans for optimized E-Roads deployment at scale.
  • Catalog potential grid impacts and understand grid requirements for at scale deployment of E-Road systems.

Duration

The task will run from January 2021 through January 2024.

Member Countries

Switzerland, Norway have joined the task with the United States

Financing and Sponsorship

Any HEV-TCP member country may join. This is a free task with no annual contribution for membership. Attendees at the meetings are kindly asked to cover their own costs linked to participation (i.e., salaries, travel expenditures, accommodation, etc.) as in any IEA Task. Participating members are expected to set aside an appropriate amount of time (resources) to support directed activities (research) that may be required in addition to attending meetings. Contact the Operating Agent for more information.

Benefits of Participation

  • Broadening and deepening the expertise of automotive and commercial vehicle research organizations for E-Roads and related technologies
  • Strengthen working relationships and international collaborations
  • Access to information on research performed by other participants
  • Receive updates on recent developments in other countries
  • Remaining informed on the state of standards that may facilitate (or hinder) deployment for E‑Roads and related technologies