Bringing eMobility into the mainstream requires considerable infrastructure updates and changes. Most countries have a well-established infrastructure of fuelling stations for combustion engine vehicles and supply logistics to ensure tanks are full and petrol and diesel are continuously available. As more and more consumers and commercial operations move towards hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), infrastructure must evolve to support the needs of eMobility – from power generation to charging stations.
The presence of supply and charging stations is essential for a successful adoption of eMobility solutions. The lack of availability of hydrogen fuel pumps will limit the adoption of FCEVs, while the availability and operation of electric charge points for BEVs is an even more complex equation to solve. Infrastructure planners must consider both the geographical locations of charging stations and the demand on the electricity supply network that they will create. Manufacturers must look to shorten charge times through technology innovation in order to meet consumer expectations and answer concerns over range to charge time ratios.
Hexagon can support producers of eMobility infrastructure components, such as plugs and connectors for charge points, with smart manufacturing technologies that support them through design, production and quality assurance as they strive to improve the efficiency of charging technology. Hexagon also provides reality capture
and infrastructure planning solutions
that support the infrastructure planning authorities in the development of smart city and smart grid solutions.