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Communication solutions for a cloud-based charging management system for a fleet of shared-use electric vehicles

: Mierau, M.; Fey, S.; Kohrs, R.; Wittwer, C.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2013 : 17-20 November 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3833-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3832-2
11 pp.
World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS) <27, 2013, Barcelona>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ISE ()

The paper proposes a system architecture for charging infrastructure that serves the requirements of future fleets of shared-use electric vehicles in urban scenarios. The focus of the development is on the interfaces to central stakeholders such as mobility service providers, distribution network operators and utilities. The main concept of the proposed system is the adherence to a stringent resource-oriented design approach, following the design principles of the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural software style for distributed systems. This design approach is used from the cloud-based services down to the implementation of the charging infrastructure's control algorithms. Focusing on the resources of the various entities simplifies the implementation of their interactions, compared to the explicit declaration of services that are available. The system design ensures that the charging infrastructure is open to all users and generates a benefit beyond basic charging operations. Integration in emerging smart markets is done via open web-based interfaces. These allow for the generation of an added value of concrete services for shared-use electric mobility. A link to the field of grid operation is proposed using the ISO/IEC 61850 telecontrol standard. The smart meter capabilities of the charging stations can be used to gain additional information on the current state of the distribution grid. As an exemplary service a load management service for a fleet of shared-use electric vehicles is going to be implemented.