Recently, due to the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market, the investigation of grid-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid strategies has become a priority in both the electric mobility and distribution grid research areas. However, there is still a lack of large-scale data sets to test and deploy energy management strategies. In this paper, a fully customizable EV population simulator is presented as an attempt to fill this gap. The proposed tool is designed as a web simulator as well as a Matlab/Simulink block, in order to facilitate its integration in different projects and applications. It provides individual and aggregated charge, discharge and plugin/out event data for a population of EVs, considering both home and public charging stations. The population is generated on the basis of statistical data (which can be fully customized) including commuting distances, vehicle models, traffic and social behavior of the owners. A peak-shaving case study is finally proposed to show the potential of the simulator.
A novel open-source simulator of electric vehicles in a demand-side management scenario / Ciabattoni, L.; Cardarelli, S.; Di Somma, M.; Graditi, G.; Comodi, G.. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - 14:6(2021), p. 1558. [10.3390/en14061558]