SparkCity Symposium: advanced charging strategies (and hotdogs) by Gijs van der Poel

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On November 13 2017, SparkCity was formally presented to the public.

Gijs is a consultant and EV expert at grid operator Alliander but while working with us on SparkCity he was a consultant for OverMorgen. His unparalleled knowledge on the link between electric vehicles and the built environment allowed us to select the most representative neighborhoods for SparkCity.

Here he shares some insights on charging strategies and he reveals how it’s connected to the hotdog he was carrying around the entire symposium.

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