ZEM2ALL: one million zero emissions kilometres travelled

ZEM2ALL (Zero Emissions Mobility to All), which aims to see the mass roll-out of e-mobility become a reality, has celebrated its first year with the 160 e-vehicles involved in the programme travelling more than one million kilometres. Conventional combustion-engine vehicles travelling the same distance would have emitted 72 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere; equivalent to that produced per annum by 10 households in Spain (https://vms.zem2all.com/des/html/#/menu/top.html). Users recharged their vehicles over 25,000 times at the charging points in order to cover this distance.
ZEM2ALL is a ground-breaking initiative aimed at offering individuals and businesses access to e-mobility.
40 more vehicles will be added at the start of 2014, taking the fleet to 200 vehicles as planned. These new vehicles will be earmarked for lease hire firms and for car sharing, and during the first phase, users will have an Endesa conventional charging point.
All users also have access to the largest fast-charging network rolled out in Europe, with a total of 23 points installed throughout Malaga. During the initial phase, this fast-charging infrastructure was used solely by ZEM2ALLparticipants, but from next year any e-vehicle user will be able to take advantage of it. For more information on the initiative please contact: info@zem2all.com
The vehicles and their associated infrastructure are connected to a control centre that sends them useful real-time information that makes moving around the city much easier and more efficient; for example, the whereabouts of the nearest charging point and the best route to reach it. Smartphone applications have also been developed that enable every user to manage and receive information about their car and charging.
Furthermore, six of the project’s charging points are bidirectional (V2G), enabling the vehicle not only to be charged but to also send electricity back to the grid when it is needed by the system due to high electricity demand. V2G technology is an important step in the development of smart grids which need tools to help optimise output and distribution and improve the supply and demand balance between electricity producers and consumers.
ZEM2ALL is a joint initiative between Spain and Japan, supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), and Malaga City Council. The Spanish element is spearheaded by Endesa, and also involves Telefónica and Ayesa. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries leads the Japanese part of the project, alongside its partners Mitsubishi Corporation and Hitachi.