Smart Objects

Research Article

Charging Network for Electric Vehicles

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_30,
        author={Tiago Pinheiro and M\^{a}rio Nunes and Martijn Kuipers},
        title={Charging Network for Electric Vehicles},
        proceedings={Smart Objects},
        proceedings_a={SMART},
        year={2012},
        month={9},
        keywords={Electric Vehicle EVCS Charging Infrastructure Prototype},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_30}
    }
    
  • Tiago Pinheiro
    Mário Nunes
    Martijn Kuipers
    Year: 2012
    Charging Network for Electric Vehicles
    SMART
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_30
Tiago Pinheiro,*, Mário Nunes,*, Martijn Kuipers1,*
  • 1: INESC-ID
*Contact email: tiago.pinheiro@inov.pt, mario.nunes@inov.pt, martijn.kuipers@inesc-id.pt

Abstract

This paper proposes a full EV charging network architecture, based on the current test-pilot of a national energy provider. The Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) follows a modular approach, allowing multi-communication technologies, such as, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Wi-Fi and Ethernet. The EVCS was verified both in the functional, as well as in the electrical domain. The prototype implementation of the EVCS is already fully operational and integrated in an energy operator EVCS network.