CHARGESCAN by BV Reliability to electric vehicle charging solutions (EVCS) networks

Bureau Veritas launched ChargeScan by BV, an end-to-end solution to ensure electric vehicle charging solutions (EVCS) network reliability thanks to information collected and verified by Bureau Veritas inspectors and hence promotes the further acceleration of deployment of E-Mobility infrastructure.

Main project's drivers for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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Energy and resource efficiency

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Energy Decarbonisation

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Energy efficiency improvements

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Improving efficiency in non-energy resources

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Emission removal

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Financing low-carbon issuers or disinvestment from carbon assets

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Reduction of other greenhouse gases emission

Project objectives

Whilst the decarbonization of power generation is now very well advanced, the transport sector, which represents almost 25% of total energy demand (IEA -World Energy Outlook 2020), is still largely fossil fuel based. The global ambition of carbon-neutrality by 2050 can therefore clearly only be achieved through carbon-free alternatives to fossil-fuelled cars. The means to do that is the use of renewables via sector coupling, i.e. through E-Mobility and/or Power-to-X technologies (e.g. Hydrogen). And whilst hydrogen is still at conceptual and pilot stage, E-mobility will be growing with a CAGR of 30% during this decade. CHARGESCAN is an end-to-end solution to ensure network reliability thanks to information collected and verified by Bureau Veritas inspectors and hence promotes the further acceleration of deployment of E-Mobility infrastructure.

Detailed project description

The end-to end solution covers:


Project management assistance for charging stations under construction:

o Consulting services for preliminary studies

o Technical support and document management for design and permitting phases

o Management assistance for construction, permitting and commissioning

o Training for product and installation


Inspection services for charging stations in operations:

o Regulatory compliance (regulatory and maintenance inspections, grid code compliance…)

o Safety and security reviews

o Network availability (condition monitoring and assessment, repairs & component replacement management)

o Performance monitoring (commissioning, data management, performance testing etc.)

o Wireless connectivity testing

Emission scope(s)

on which the project has a significant impact

Scope 1

Émissions directes générées par l’activité de l’entreprise.

Scope 2

Émissions indirectes associées à la consommation d’électricité et de chaleur de l’entreprise.

Scope 3

Émissions induites (en amont ou en aval) par les activités, produits et/ou services de l’entreprise sur sa chaine de valeur.

Absorption d’émissions

Création de puits de carbone, (BECCS, CCU/S, …)

Émissions évitées

par les activités, produits et/ou services de l’entreprise ou par le financement de projet de réduction d’émissions.

Avoided Emissions – Avoided CO2 emissions by replacement of fossil fuels with electricity

  • For the period running from 2019 to 2030 the amount of avoided tons of CO2 equivalent is:
    • 2,0 Million tons according to IEA STEPS (Stated Policies) scenario
    • 6,0 Million tons according to IEA SDS (Sustainable Development) scenario

Selon l’AIE, les émissions évitées grâce à la mobilité électrique passeront de -52,7 Mt eq CO2 en 2019 à entre -189,1 Mt eq CO2 (scénario STEPS) et -451,0 Mt eq CO2 (scénario SDS) d’ici à 2030.

20 % de cette croissance sera tirée des infrastructures de recharge publique.

Bureau Veritas entend soutenir 7,5 % de ce marché (entre 5 et 10 %).

Key points

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Invested amount

200k €

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Starting date of the project


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Project localisation

North America, Europe & China

Project maturity level

Prototype laboratory test (TRL 7)

Real life testing (TRL 7-8)

Pre-commercial prototype (TRL 9)

Small-scale implementation

Medium to large scale implementation

Economic profitability of the project (ROI)

Short term (0-3 years)

Middle term (4-10 years)

Long term (> 10 years)

Illustrations of the project

ChargeScan contributes to achieve the following SGD:

  • SDG 09 – Industry, innovation & infrastructure by upgrading infrastructure and retrofitting industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes.
  • SDG 11 – Sustainable cities & communities by reducing the adverse environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality.
  • SDG 13 – Climate action by decarbonizing operations through continuously improving energy efficiency, reducing the carbon footprint of their processes.

With several EVCS operators

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