Metrology for inductive charging of electric vehicles

Short Name: MICEV, Project Number: 16ENG08
Driving electric car

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 will accurately measure the efficiency of inductive power transfer, and provide the means to reliably demonstrate compliance with existing safety standards for human exposure. The project will also develop the measurement tools needed in the development of high-efficiency couplers needed for inductive charging of electric vehicles. These results will support safe and efficient charging of low carbon electric vehicles.

Project website
Publications
Metrology for Inductive Charging of Electric Vehicles (MICEV)
2019

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

A Voltage Calibration Chain for Meters Used in Measurements of EV Inductive Power Charging
2018

2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2018)

Behavioral Switching Loss Modeling of Inverter Modules
2018

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

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)