TechConnect Innovation Program

Argonne’s Smart Grid plug-in Electric Vehicle Communication (SpEC) Controller

Argonne National Laboratory, IL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The SpEC Controller orchestrates communication between plug-in electric vehicles and charging stations while PEV batteries are recharged. The highly versatile module is the only controller that implements SAE standards for AC and DC fast charging, enabling the Smart AC and DC fast charging stations for PEVs produced throughout the world.

Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Commercial Product

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 9

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The SpEC module is the only complete implementation of the SAE battery charging communication standards in the marketplace. It can be configured to enable AC or DC charging in PEV or EVSE as well as Smart Grid communication. This flexibility is unrivaled by any known implementation of the SAE standards.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 625

Website: www.anlgov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Partner, Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners