LHF to take part in new Erasmus+ project about electric vehicles

We are happy to announce that our C-Evil project (Chargers of Electric Vehicles in Learning), submitted in March 2019, has been selected for funding within the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships in the field of Vocational Education and Training.

During the 24-month project starting in October 2019, training materials will be developed on the installation and maintenance of electric vehicle chargers. Besides the co-ordinator CAM Consulting, a Turkish, a Romanian, a Spanish, a Dutch, a Slovakian, a Greek and a Hungarian organization will participate in the partnership.

To stay ahead of development in the market for electric mobility, there is a vast need to educate future electricians about the key technical elements of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging.

“Electric car deployment has been growing rapidly over the past ten years, with the global stock of electric passenger cars passing 5 million in 2018, an increase of 63% from the previous year. In addition, the number of charging points worldwide was estimated to be approximately 5.2 million at the end of 2018, up 44% from the year before.” say Pál Boza, director of CAM Consulting from Hungary.

Project manager of the C-Evil project Timea Baranyi adds: “From our organisations’ core mission to facilitate the economic transformation in an environmentally friendly manner, we strongly felt the urge to educate future electricians to learn about the EV charging. With our C-Evil project, we will ensure that current and future electric mobility professionals have the work attitude, knowledge and competences this rapid changing industry demands”.

The growing number of electric vehicles needs more and more EV chargers which require adequate electricity professionals who can install, operate and maintain the equipment properly. Expert partners will provide a special knowledge that can be taught to electricians or future professionals (VET students). Together with the VET partners, they will elaborate materials that can be used anywhere in the EU. The materials will cover the main areas connected to EV chargers such as charger types, electrical connections, licencing and permitting, installation, electricity standards, management, maintenance and error maintenance. We will put special focus on not only the hardware part of the EV chargers, but also on its software features, i.e. smart management applications.