DERlab: Collaboration for EV roll-out

There are three main reasons behind the delay of mass roll-out of electric vehicles (EV) on European roads:

  • lack of charging station infrastructure in Europe
  • high prices of EV
  • EV drive range

The European Commission (EC) is calling for active stakeholders in the field of electric mobility to tackle these barriers and come together for collaboration on the topic of user-centric charging infrastructure, backed by European Union (EU) funding under the Horizon 2020 framework.

The DERlab Association conducts and participates in research projects on distributed energy resources (DER) and EV, with special focus on optimisation of test procedures and on the development of research infrastructures. If you would like to answer the EC’s call and strengthen your consortium with DERlab members, contact the DERlab office ([email protected]).


DERlab Map


DERlab (Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories) is an association connecting more than 30 research institutes conducting applied research in the field of DER, smart grids and EV in Europe and the United States. With various activities in research, networking and awareness-raising, DERlab fosters the preconditions of pre-competitive and pre-normative research for a more environmentally sustainable power generation in the future.

European DERlab member institutes are accompanied by two US institutes (Sandia and NREL), enabling the Association to facilitate knowledge transfer and networking at the global level.

The Association is also active in pre-standardisation by supporting the development of European and international standards and providing technical information and input to the standardisation bodies.


DERlab is a supporter of The Battery Show Europe 2018.