How and where does (flexible) charging and discharging of electric vehicles take place?

One of the main research areas in mobility is the modeling and evaluation of different charging strategies for electric vehicles. Based on traffic surveys, user-group-specific driving profiles are modeled or measured. Based on this, various charging strategies are evaluated concerning their economic and ecological efficiency in an energy system increasingly based on renewable energies. Examples of ossible charging strategies are uncontrolled charging, self-consumption-optimized charging (PV self-consumption), price-optimized charging, emission-optimized charging, or combinations thereof. Likewise, bidirectional vehicles are considered.

The models allow analyses of single vehicles and different pool sizes with corresponding prioritizations.

In particular, we consider the following questions:

  • Where will charging occur in the future (at home, at work, in public)?
  • What types of charging controls are available?
  • How many charging stations are there in Germany?

Below you will find our news, publications, and projects on the subject

More News on Topic (1)

  • Electromobility in Germany in 2020
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More Publications on Topic (6)

  • Event at the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional De-velopment and Energy
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  • Electromobility in Germany 2020
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  • Different Countries, Same Challenges - Incentives for Grid-Serving Charging Behavior in Europe
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  • Position Paper on the Provision of Ancillary Services from Electric Vehicles with Bidirectional Charging Management
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  • Bidirectional Charging Management - Developing a measurement concept for pilot operation in Germany
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