Electrical Vehicle Batteries Testing in a Distribution Network Using Sustainable Energy

Oscar Mauricio Forero Camacho, Per Bromand Nørgård, Ningling Rao, Lucian Mihet-Popa

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    EV technologies are still relatively new and under strong development. Many different designs and choices of technologies have been pursued by the automotive OEMs, battery industry and EV research centers. Although some standardized solutions are being promoted and becoming a new trend, there is an outstanding need for common platforms and sharing of knowledge and core technologies. This paper presents the development of a test platform, including three Li-ion batteries designed for EV applications and three associated bi-directional power converters, for testing impacts on different advanced loadings of EV batteries. The aim of the tests has been to study the impact of smart charging and fast charging on the power system, on the battery state of health and degradation, and to find out the limitations of the batteries for a Smart Grid. The paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of both tests in terms of regulation of the aggregated local power, power capacity and the power exchange with the grid.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)1033-1042
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Communication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies
    • Computing and Processing
    • Power, Energy and Industry Applications
    • Battery electric vehicle
    • Battery Management Unit (BMU)
    • Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
    • Smart-grid
    • State of charge (SOC)


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