V2G | Research groups

Policy, Partnerships, System Analysis

Develop policies, write model legislation, work with legislators and advocates to enact law. Develop industrial and academic partners, work with partners to accomplish joint objectives. Analyze operation of GIV vehicles and large-scale systems, including impact on ISOs and high-penetration renewables planning. Primarily located in the UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

Electrical Engineering

Design, test and implement hardware for electric vehicle supply equipment and on-board communications. Analyze and extend national and international standards for communications via electric supply equipment. Located in the UD Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Software Systems

Design algorithms for a coalition of vehicles to provide large-scale electrical power services, and for vehicles to learn and predict driving needs. Implement in-vehicle and server software. Implement communication protocols with ISOs, generators, and other electric power entities. Primarily located in the UD Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

Economics and Marketing

Survey consumers regarding attributes of plug-in vehicles at varying price levels. Calculate consumer value of plug-in vehicles and of the ability to sell V2G services. Study markets for electric vehicles with V2G attributes. Located in both the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

Mechanical Engineering

Design and testing of battery and fuel cell systems for energy storage in vehicles. Initial implementations of V2G controls in battery and fuel-cell vehicles. Also host of the UD Electric Vehicle Club. Located in the UD Department of Mechanical Engineering.


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