Impact of electromobility on the power system

An online event by IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland

What impact will electric vehicles have on our power grid? And how can we manage the change?

In Switzerland, the transportation sector accounts for approximately 40% of the CO2equ emissions, which is a higher share than the EU average and USA (27% and 35%, respectively) .

This share has doubled over the last 50 years and continues to increase.

Considering that the private vehicles are responsible for half of these emissions, the electrification of the private transport sector is regarded as a strategic action to achieve the global and national climate and energy objectives.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) represent 15% of the new sales of vehicles. However, this generates further questions associated with the massive rolling out of EVs:

(a) can we rigorously quantify the CO2 emissions of private transportation in Switzerland as a function of the vehicles’ technology?

(b) What are the implications for the power grid associated with the EVs’ rolling out, and how we could avoid or mitigate potential impacts?

During this event, researchers from academia and industry will share their recent findings and views on the domain.


15:00-15:10 Introduction (Prof. Dr. Mario Paolone, EPFL-DESL)

15:10-15:30 Carbon footprint of vehicles (Dr. Martin Rüdisüli, EMPA-ESYS)

15:30-15:50 Aggregation of EVs for real-time control of charging (Dr. Roman Rudnik, EPFL-LCA2)

15:50-16:10 EV battery recycling and second-life usage (Prof. A. Vezzini, BFH)

16:10-17:00 Industry panel (each participant gives a 5’ presentation about a use case that they have implemented) (Moderated by Silvia Bardi)

ABB: Valentin Gay (tbc)

Free2Move: Francesco Lamberti

EVTEC, Sun2Wheel: Marco Piffaretti

EKZ: Martin Baldinger

SIL: Antony Pinto

17:00-17:30 Discussion, Q&A

This event will take place online and joining instructions will be sent by mail. Please contact Georgios Sarantakos EPFL ( with questions.

  • Date: January 25th, 2022
  • Time: 15.00 – 17.30h CET
  • Cost: Free
  • Language: English
  • Online


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