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Title: Power control apparatus and methods for electric vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) charging apparatus and methods are described which allow the sharing of charge current between multiple vehicles connected to a single source of charging energy. In addition, this charge sharing can be performed in a grid-friendly manner by lowering current supplied to EVs when necessary in order to satisfy the needs of the grid, or building operator. The apparatus and methods can be integrated into charging stations or can be implemented with a middle-man approach in which a multiple EV charging box, which includes an EV emulator and multiple pilot signal generation circuits, is coupled to a single EV charge station.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1243348
Report Number(s):
9,290,104
13/975,313
DOE Contract Number:
OE0000192
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 24
Research Org:
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING