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Metrology for inductive charging of electric vehicles

Short Name: MICEV, Project Number: 16ENG08
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An electric car driving down a road

New power measurements will support safe and efficient charging of low carbon electric vehicles

Inductive charging is a promising charging technology that will be deployed by manufacturers of electric vehicles in the near future.

This technology offers many advantages, such as the possibility of charging along the road while driving, small batteries and high-efficiency power transmission, as well as a reduction in CO2 emissions and oil consumption.

Reliable, accurate and traceable electric power measurements are needed for inductive power transfer applications, including electric vehicle manufacturers, as they are subject to strict international requirements concerning accuracy, safety and, in the near future, energy billing.


This project accurately measured the efficiency of inductive power transfer, and provided the means to reliably demonstrate compliance with existing safety standards for human exposure.

The project also developed the measurement tools needed in the development of high-efficiency couplers needed for inductive charging of electric vehicles.

These results support safe and efficient charging of low carbon electric vehicles.


Project website
Metrology for Inductive Charging of Electric Vehicles (MICEV)

2019 AEIT International Conference of Electrical and Electronic Technologies for Automotive (AEIT AUTOMOTIVE)

Behavioral Switching Loss Modeling of Inverter Modules

2018 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD)

A Voltage Calibration Chain for Meters Used in Measurements of EV Inductive Power Charging

2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2018)

Other Participants
Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö sr (Finland)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
Fundacion Circe Centro de investigacion de recursos y consumos energeticos (Spain)
Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (Switzerland)
Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands)
TÜV SÜD AG (Germany)
TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH (Germany)
Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale (Italy)
Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)