A New Privacy Aware Payment Scheme for Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

Zeinab Rezaeifar, Rasheed Hussain, Sangjin Kim, Heekuck Oh*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Electric vehicles (EVs) can be considered as a revolution in the combustion industry with significant improvement in fuel utilization and decrease in pollution compared to combustion engines. However, by decreasing the size of the battery to reduce the cost, the frequency of charging EVs in a day increases. Therefore, to reduce the downtime required for charging EVs, wireless charging on the move can be an effective solution. In such a situation, paying for wireless charging on the move is an important issue. However, it can endanger the location privacy of users, since the EVs need to charge frequently in a day. In this paper, we first explain different methods of payment and problems with such payment methods in the case of wireless charging on the move. Then, we propose an efficient payment method based on ‘tokens’ for wireless charging on the move, which minimizes the communications between service providers and users during the charging process. The proposed scheme prevents users and service providers from cheating, and it is robust to support different values for the price. Finally, we compare it with other payment methods that have been proposed for plug-in electric vehicles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1028
Number of pages18
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported in part by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (IITP-2016-H8501-16-1018) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion). This research was also supported in part by the NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) grant funded by the Korea government MEST (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology) (No. NRF-2015R1D1A1A09058200).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.


  • Electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Location privacy
  • Payment
  • Wireless charging


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