Title: Optimisation of PHEV/EV charging infrastructures: a review

Authors: Imran Rahman; Pandian M. Vasant; Balbir Singh Mahinder Singh; M. Abdullah-Al-Wadud

Addresses: Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ' Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ' Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ' Department of Software Engineering, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or electric vehicle (EV) has the potential to facilitate the energy and environmental aspects of personal transportation, but face a hurdle of access to charging system. The charging infrastructure has its own complexities when it is compared with petrol stations because of the involvement of the different charging alternatives. As a result, the topic related to optimisation of PHEV/EV charging infrastructure has attracted the attention of researchers from different communities in the past few years. Recently introduced smart grid technology has brought new challenges and opportunities for the development of electric vehicle infrastructure facilities. This paper is a review of different computational approaches and techniques used for the optimisation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Keywords: plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; PHEVs; hybrid vehicles; charging stations; vehicle-to-grid; V2G; optimisation; battery charging; charging infrastructures; smart grid.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2014.066878

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2014 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.280 - 296

Available online: 12 Jan 2015 *

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