Nowadays, large numbers of electric vehicles have been used all around the world. Moreover, in the near future, electric vehicles will continuously replace the petrol vehicles, and reduce carbon emissions in transportation systems. At the same time, considering a large numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) running on the real-world transportation systems, the temporal spatial electricity charging in real-time is an essential problem for the underlying power system. In this paper, we present a real-time simulation platform for the coupling of both the real-world transportation network and the power system. In this proposed platform, an open source traffic simulator called SUMO is adopted to simulate the electric vehicle charging in the real-world transportation network. And, a power system simulator implemented in Matlab is adopted to simulate the electric vehicle charging in the power system. The real-time communication interface is deployed to exchange message between transportation network and power system, which is implemented by a typical TCP/IP message protocol. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed platform can real-time simulate the coupling of the real-world transportation network and power system and improve the efficiency of the simulation process.
Keywords electric vehicles, real-time, transportation network, power system, SUMO