Mobility Investigate

A Framework for Ubiquitous IP Communications in Vehicle to Grid Networks

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Executive Summary

The electrical grid is a critical infrastructure that is slowly moving towards a more reliable and efficient supply system: the Smart Grid. As part of this migration process, a new group of energy-aware and emission-free technologies are being developed. Electric vehicles are a promising technology that belongs to that group. By connecting the electric vehicles to the grid, an energy-efficient cycle is created, in which the vehicles not only draw power from the grid, but they also send electricity back into it. For a successful Vehicle To Grid (V2G) interaction, a reliable and ubiquitous V2G communications network should be deployed.

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