Vehicle-Grid Interoperability

Charging a test vehicle using the laboratory's solar-powered charging station.

Charging a test vehicle using the laboratory's solar-powered charging station.

As plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) become more common, the challenges to managing their interactions with the power grid increase accordingly. Argonne researchers provide support to emerging technology development in grid connectivity, bridging the needs of the EV manufacturers and the utility companies that supply electricity. This research and development effort focuses on practical applications that will enhance market acceptance of plug-in vehicles and their charging infrastructure.

Projects

Connectivity and Communication

Support for emerging technology development in grid connectivity and communications

EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Center

Supporting global harmonization of standards and technology for the EV-grid interface, as well as charging interoperability, to ensure future electric vehicles and charging stations worldwide work together seamlessly

Specifications and Test Procedures

Contributing to the devlopment of industry standards and the test procedures that will be used to validate performance relative to standards