Scouting on regulations and infrastructures for Plug-in Hybrid and Full Electric systems


Large manufacturing company


To understand existing solutions, regulations and risks for the implementation of electric vehicle charging systems.


State of the art and Search for suppliers/skills technology scouting


Scouting has been set up to outline a complete overview of existing technologies and regulations for the correct implementation of solutions for electric charging of Full Electric or Plug-In Hybrid vehicles.

The research was based on sources found both via the web (sector magazines, popular articles, promotional videos, company websites) and on specialized databases (sector scientific articles, patent database).

Scouting allowed identification of

  • existing approaches and types of solutions for electric recharging
  • the market trends and the typical behaviors of owners of electric machines in terms of displacements and charging methods
  • the risks associated with charging lithium batteries
  • the current regulations for the regulation of charging systems
  • possible partners capable of supporting the development of the project

The analysis of the results was refined in several stages through direct comparison with the customer in order to focus the research on the most useful aspects for the same.

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With constant growth, both economically and technologically, of electrification solutions, public and private infrastructures are called to play a pivotal role in facilitating a new mobility that promises both greater sustainability and greater comfort. Hence the need to work towards a homogeneous definition of the charging infrastructure, taking into consideration the possible integration of future changes possibly realted to new regulatory processes; these are activities that cannot ignore the regulatory and safety aspect, factors from which this study started.

The scouting carried out on charging systems for electric vehicles was divided into two parts:

  • The first allowed to outline the Italian regulatory framework and to define the technological landscape in the sector both in Italy and abroad, so as to provide the customer with a complete comparison of the existing technological solutions and the approaches used; in addition, in this part issues related to the typical behaviors of electric car owners related to the charging operation and the main market trends were addressed.
  • The second part, on the other hand, studied the safety aspects related to recharging lithium batteries, focusing on problems deriving from the presence of defects (e.g. due to wear) of the same; always in the second part, on the explicit request of the customer, some aspects introduced in the first part were investigated, such as infrastructure and recharging costs, typical equipment for recharging supplied to electric cars and new business models currently imagined for the mobility of the future .