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Electric vehicle equipment for grid-integrated vehicles

United States Patent

August 13, 2013
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Methods, systems, and apparatus for interfacing an electric vehicle with an electric power grid are disclosed. An exemplary apparatus may include a station communication port for interfacing with electric vehicle station equipment (EVSE), a vehicle communication port for interfacing with a vehicle management system (VMS), and a processor coupled to the station communication port and the vehicle communication port to establish communication with the EVSE via the station communication port, receive EVSE attributes from the EVSE, and issue commands to the VMS to manage power flow between the electric vehicle and the EVSE based on the EVSE attributes. An electric vehicle may interface with the grid by establishing communication with the EVSE, receiving the EVSE attributes, and managing power flow between the EVE and the grid based on the EVSE attributes.
Kempton; Willett (Newark, DE)
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
12/ 887,038
September 21, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with support by the Department of Energy (under funding number DOE DE-FC26-08NT01905). The U.S. Government may have rights in this invention.