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Grid integration of electric vehicles considering the mobility needs

Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives, Vienna University of Technology, Gusshausstr. 25 / E370-1, 1040 Vienna, Austria
World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5(3), 629-634;
Published: 28 September 2012
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Battery electric vehicles combined with renewable energies have a huge potential to reduce CO2- emissions, especially in the field of motorized individual transport. However, a future change from combustion engines to electric drives leads to new problems and challenges. From the perspective of energy engineering, among others, the following questions arise:
• Where should be charging infrastructure for electric vehicles created?
• Which connection power should be provided?
• How big is the additional grid load?
• What must be done to prevent overloading?
These questions are dealt with in the Austrian research projects “Smart Electric Mobility” and “V2G - Strategies” with national partners from academia and industry (funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund, programme “New Energy 2020”). The methods and selected results are presented in this paper.
Keywords: BEV (battery electric vehicle); load management; passenger car; photovoltaic; simulation BEV (battery electric vehicle); load management; passenger car; photovoltaic; simulation
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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Litzlbauer, M. Grid integration of electric vehicles considering the mobility needs. World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5, 629-634.

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