Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Overview of Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Reinhard Madlener, Vincenzo Marano, Ottorino Veneri
      Pages 3-37
    3. Vamsi Krishna Pathipati, Arash Shafiei, Giampaolo Carli, Sheldon S. Williamson
      Pages 65-110
    4. Sebastian Rivera, Samir Kouro, Bin Wu
      Pages 111-149
    5. Javier Campillo, Erik Dahlquist, Dmitri L. Danilov, Nima Ghaviha, Peter H. L. Notten, Nathan Zimmerman
      Pages 151-206
  3. Overview of Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. David Dallinger, Robert Kohrs, Michael Mierau, Simon Marwitz, Julius Wesche
      Pages 209-241
    3. Cagil Ozansoy, Taha Selim Ustun, Aladin Zayegh
      Pages 243-280
  4. Adoption and Market Diffusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Iana Vassileva, Reinhard Madlener
      Pages 283-300
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 301-307

About this book


This book outlines issues related to massive integration of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles into power grids. Electricity is becoming the preferred energy vector for the next new generation of road vehicles. It is widely acknowledged that road vehicles based on full electric or hybrid drives can mitigate problems related to fossil fuel dependence. This book explains the emerging and understanding of storage systems for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The recharging stations for these types of vehicles might represent a great advantage for the electric grid by facilitating integration of renewable and distributed energy production.

This book presents a broad review from analyzing current literature to on-going research projects about the new power technologies related to the various charging architectures for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Specifically focusing on DC fast charging operations, as well as, grid-connected power converters and the full range of energy storage systems. These key components are analyzed for distributed generation and charging system integration into micro-grids. The authors demonstrate that these storage systems represent effective interfaces for the control and management of renewable and sustainable distributed energy resources. New standards and applications are emerging from micro-grid pilot projects around the world and case studies demonstrate the convenience and feasibility of distributed energy management. The material in this unique volume discusses potential avenues for further research toward achieving more reliable, more secure and cleaner energy.

Explores the application of electric vehicle charging technologies in the smart grid sector

Examines the impacts and uses of EVs and Hybrids in micro-grids, renewable energy uptake, and distributed generation paradigms

Provides solutions to key challenges hindering an upsurge in the electric and plug-in hybrid market


Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Systems Green Transportation Micro-grid Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Power Converters Renewable Energy Sources Smart Grid Ultra-fast DC Charging Vehicle-to-grid

Editors and affiliations

  • Ottorino Veneri
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR-National Research Council of ItalyIstituto MotoriNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43649-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43651-7
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