Sustainability of Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Roadway for In-motion Electric Vehicle Charging


Numerous articles have been written regarding the potential affects that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can have on power distribution systems. With the advent to adopt a dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT) roadway charging infrastructure, there lies a potential for hazardous effects to occur. Therefore, this paper presents a novel methodology to analyze the sustainability and the potential effects that a DWPT roadway can have on electric power distribution grid. Historical traffic flow (HTF) data is converted using a Monte Carlo method to develop an EV traffic flow (EV-TF). Then, a full DWPT simulation of a 1-mile and 10-mile roadway is performed to determine the power fluctuations that can occur as different densities of EVs traverse the roadway. This method creates simulations using an IEEE 33-Bus power distribution system to evaluate if a DWPT roadway for in-motion EV charging causes voltage magnitudes to fluctuate beyond operational standards.

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This publication pertains to:
Charging Stations
Publication Authors:
  • Travis Newbolt
  • Paras Mandal
  • Hongjie Wang
  • Regan Zane
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Peer-reviewed technical journal
Electric vehicles , Transmitters , Heating systems , Batteries , Power demand , Wireless power transfer , State of charge