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Development of Vehicle System Supporting Vehicle-Grid Integration

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.28 No.1


With the aim of achieving a balance between contribution to society and benefit to users, Honda has fabricated a plug-in electric vehicle that can help to stabilize electric power supply and demand by performing charge-discharge in collaboration with the power grid and obtaining a user benefit as compensation for that collaboration. The Accord Plug-In for the U.S. market was used as the base vehicle. It was equipped with an on-board bi-directional AC-DC converter unit that is capable of interconnection with the power grid and a digital communication unit that is capable of bi-directional communication between charge-discharge facilities and the vehicle. It was also equipped with a control application that has new power supply control functionality added to a base of charge control. This vehicle was used to participate in the frequency regulation market by means of the eV2G Project, a demonstration of Vehicle-Grid Integration technology conducted in the state of Delaware in the United States. The developed technology was demonstrated and the value to users was quantified. The results of the demonstration indicated that users able to participate in Vehicle-Grid Integration at home and at work for 18 hours per day can expect to receive an income of 3,000 dollars or more over a three-year period.


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Author (organization or company)

Hakaru SADANO(Automobile R&D Center)、Yutaka MARUYAMA(Automobile R&D Center)、Satoru SHINZAKI(AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.)、Hiroyuki KANAZAWA(Automobile R&D Center)、Jun KUDO(Automobile R&D Center)、Takeshi FUJINO(Automobile R&D Center)

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