Launch of a pilot project in the City of Krasnoyarsk. The concept of reducing car emissions through electric heating presented.
Background pollution measured by the University experts at selected sites adjacent to the pilot area.
Pilot yard equipped with 58 chargers and a Strizh-type counters developed by a Skolkovo resident company.
37 residents of the pilot area installed Severs-M liquid heaters in their cars.
A mobile app enabling remote heater activation developed.
40 minutes before getting in the car, a user switches heating on via the app. Engine warms up thus avoiding a cold start. This helps save fuel and extend the engine and transmission life.
Control measurements of background air pollution taken by the University experts.
Pre-launch test run of the system with 20 chargers connected to the network.
EcoDvor initiative presented at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum.
Pilot project wrapped up, with its findings and outcomes presented to the Krasnoyarsk City Hall.
27 vehicle owners regularly use EcoDvor. Every EcoDvor user saved about 20,000 rubles that season.
Decision made to upgrade the project by adding to the EcoDvor stations the functionality to charge electric vehicles.
City of Zapolyarny selected as a pilot area for testing the electric cars charging feature of the system. The city is located near the Norwegian border, which makes it is the first stop for tourists headed to the North Pole.
The project implemented as part of the Russia-Norway Arctic Electric Roadinitiative.
According to measurements, EcoDvor prevented the emission of some 13.6 tons of carbon dioxide in just one yard.
The above estimate is based on data relating to emissions by cars parked with their engines on, which is common practice in the High North during the cold season (October to March).
As part of the pilot project, agreement with the Pechenga Hotel reached on deploying charging and heating stations at the central square of the city.
Installing charging equipment in Zapolyarny and integrating chargers with the newly designed app. Testing and debugging.
Full-fledged launch of EcoDvor in Zapolyarny.