Joint Project: Crowdsourcing - Charging Service Provided by Private Persons as an Innovative Business Model - Project Part: User Acceptance and Service Design

Project status definitely finished
Project time 01.05.2015- 31.01.2017
Funding source Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project number 01FE13019E
Keywords Crowd-Sourcing; Electric vehicle network; Service science research; willingness to pay; incentive system; charging infrastructure

The CrowdStroms project's goal is the development of an innovative service, encouraging private people to set up charging stations and granting access to third parties. This crowd-sourced concept faces the challenges to develop new, standardized processes covering the entire range of requirements for setting up and operating a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The project's analysis on customers' willingness to pay enables the creation of an incentive system. Additionally, the CrowdStrom-project includes a detailed analysis of legal difficulties, occuring as customers become suppliers. The implementation of a software-system managing the service processes and the flow of information between participating parties will provide the technical foundation for the concept. Operating this system and the integration of all partial services set up an innovative business for supply and infrastructure providing companies, resulting in a public charging network empowered by existing private charging stations.