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Accession Number DE2012-1044217
Title Battery Electric Vehicle Driving and Charging Behavior Observed Early in The EV Project.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author J. Smart S. Schey
Abstract As concern about society's dependence on petroleum-based transportation fuels increases, many see plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) as enablers to diversifying transportation energy sources. These vehicles, which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), range-extended electric vehicles (EREV), and battery electric vehicles (BEV), draw some or all of their power from electricity stored in batteries, which are charged by the electric grid. In order for PEVs to be accepted by the mass market, electric charging infrastructure must also be deployed. Charging infrastructure must be safe, convenient, and financially sustainable. Additionally, electric utilities must be able to manage PEV charging demand on the electric grid. In the Fall of 2009, a large scale PEV infrastructure demonstration was launched to deploy an unprecedented number of PEVs and charging infrastructure. This demonstration, called The EV Project, is led by Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. eTec is partnering with Nissan North America to deploy up to 4,700 Nissan Leaf BEVs and 11,210 charging units in five market areas in Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington. With the assistance of the Idaho National Laboratory, eTec will collect and analyze data to characterize vehicle consumer driving and charging behavior, evaluate the effectiveness of charging infrastructure, and understand the impact of PEV charging on the electric grid.
Keywords Battery charging
Electric power distribution systems
Electric powered vehicles
Electric utilities
Energy sources
Idaho National Laboratory

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97E - Electric Power Transmission
81B - Electric & Ion Propulsion
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517

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