Electric Vehicle Grid Integration
NREL conducts research on the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) with buildings, the grid, and other energy systems.
The research focuses primarily on developing advanced hardware and control solutions to:
- Accelerate EV integration into the larger utility grid
- Implement a resilient EV charging infrastructure for transportation decarbonization
- Validate EV integration solutions at NREL facilities
- Inform advanced vehicle and charging demonstrations to advance EV adoption at scale
- Identify grid impacts of EV charging and develop new smart control solutions.
Ultimately, these R&D approaches reduce barriers associated with deploying charging systems at scale, support the integration of intermittent energy sources, reduce the cost of charging, and improve grid resilience. Many of these activities also support the U.S. Department of Energy's EVs@Scale Laboratory Consortium.
Research and Development
NREL researchers publish journal articles, conference papers, and reports about electric vehicle grid integration.BROWSE
To support research and development, NREL has comprehensive EV infrastructure research facilities.
Integrated Data and Analysis Tools
Bolstered by world-class computational science and high-performance computing capabilities, NREL's integrated suite of data and analysis tools—the EVI-X Modeling Suite of EV Charging Infrastructure Analysis Tools—informs the development of innovative EV grid integration strategies.
See our full collection of tools.