Electric Vehicle Project

A Nissan Leaf electric vehicle

This project will develop and test the design protocols and specifications for enabling technologies that will guarantee the security and integrity of the electric power grid, while preserving personal privacy and providing maximum market flexibility with minimal need for regulation.

Project Objectives

Design a secure, bidirectional power management system for PEVs (aka a smart charging system) that allows joint control by vehicle owners, utilities, and third party aggregators.

  1. Test the system via software simulation, including red-team exercises simulating a range of possible attacks, accidents, or other failures identified through formal risk assessments of possible failure modes.
  2. Implement the system in a test vehicle.
  3. Evaluate the system’s ability to address privacy, regulatory, industry, and market considerations and constraints, i.e., ensure that the system will comply with current and expected regulations and that functionality provided by the system will be suitable for rapid nationwide deployment in both regulated and deregulated electricity markets.
  4. Ensure that the system is consistent with current and emerging industry standards.

A painted sign on a street designating a spot to recharge a vehicle