Electric Vehicle to Electric Vehicle (V2V) Charging
V2V charging has the potential to significantly and quickly accelerate EV adoption rates, especially at locations where EV charging infrastructure is not widespread. Specifically, through the cooperation and interaction of EV owners in local communities with an appropriate communication infrastructure, EVs can share their energy and help address the EV charging related challenges. The main motivation for the proposed solution comes from the trending sharing economy applications such as Uber and Airbnb and the recent, regionally growing, on-demand gas refueling service providers, such as Booster. The proposed V2V system aims to integrate the power of these applications for the purpose of EV charging. To implement this idea, we investigated different interleaved DC-DC converter solutions for the purpose of EV charging and developed the results of a three-phase interleaved topology at the laboratory as shown below.
The project team members were Emin Ucer and Ramona Buckreus. Professors Eyuphan Bulut from VCU and Yilmaz Sozer from Univ. Akron also served as external collaborators. Special thanks to Dr. Mustafa Guven from Caterpillar Inc.
You can find more information regarding the project progress in the below publications:
- M. Kisacikoglu, "Analyzing vehicle-to-vehicle charging and its potential for future mobility," dSPACE Magazine, vol. 2, pp. 24-27, 2020. [pdf]
- E. Bulut, M. C. Kisacikoglu, “Mitigating range anxiety via vehicle-to-vehicle social charging system,” presented at the IEEE Vehicular Tech. Conf. (VTC), Jun. 2017.
- B. Roberts, K. Akkaya, E. Bulut, M. C. Kisacikoglu “An Authentication framework for electric vehicle-to-electric vehicle charging applications,” in Int. Conf. Mobile Ad Hoc Sensor Syst., Oct. 2017, pp. 565--569.
- S. Harasis, S. Chowdhury, M. E. Haque, M. C. Kisacikoglu, L. Erzen, and Y. Sozer, "Si-Carbide based Interleaved Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter Design for High Power Density Fast Charging Station," presented at the IEEE Transport. Electrific. Conf. (ITEC), Jun. 2019.
- E. Y. Ucer, R. Buckreus, M. C. Kisacikoglu, E. Bulut, M. Guven, Y. Sozer, and L. Giubbolini, "A flexible V2V charger as a new layer of vehicle-grid integration framework," presented at the IEEE Transport. Electrific. Conf. (ITEC), Jun. 2019.
- E. Bulut, M. Kisacikoglu, K. Akkaya, "Spatio-temporal non-intrusive V2V charge sharing coordination," IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., vol. 68, no. 10, pp. 9385-9398, Oct. 2019.