PMI purchased a Nissan Leaf all electric vehicle in 2014. The Leaf has an approximate range of 90 miles which fits well with our day to day usage for local errands and occasional employee use. It also serves as a real-world example of a rapidly expanding technology.
This white paper will examine some of the various effects that electric vehicle charging may have on power quality, using the Leaf as an example. Data from a Revolution, Eagle 120, and Boomerang are shown, illustrating the current and power characteristics as well as the effect on the service voltage. The issues here are mostly from the perspective of the end-user.
Distribution level power quality problems from widespread EV deployments are the subject of another white paper.
This White Paper Includes: