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Title: Electric Vehicles in Colorado: Anticipating Consumer Demand for Direct Current Fast Charging

Abstract

To support the State of Colorado in planning for growth in direct current fast charging (DCFC) for electric vehicles, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has partnered with the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to analyze a number of DCFC investment scenarios. NREL analyzed existing electric vehicle registration data from IHS Markit (IHS) to highlight early trends in the electric vehicle market, which were compared with sales forecasts predicting large growth in the Colorado electric vehicle market. Electric vehicle forecasts were then used to develop future DCFC scenarios to be evaluated in a simulation environment to estimate consumer benefits of the hypothetical DCFC networks in terms of increased driving range and electric vehicle miles traveled (eVMT). Simulated utilization of the hypothetical DCFC networks was analyzed for geographic trends, particularly for correlations with vehicle electric range. Finally, a subset of simulations is presented for consumers with potentially inconsistent access to charging at their home location and presumably greater reliance on public DCFC infrastructure.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC); Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
OSTI Identifier:
1376667
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5400-68447
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; Colorado; electric vehicle; direct current fast charging; DCFC; electric vehicle miles traveled; eVMT

Citation Formats

Wood, Eric W., and Rames, Clement L. Electric Vehicles in Colorado: Anticipating Consumer Demand for Direct Current Fast Charging. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1376667.
Wood, Eric W., & Rames, Clement L. Electric Vehicles in Colorado: Anticipating Consumer Demand for Direct Current Fast Charging. United States. doi:10.2172/1376667.
Wood, Eric W., and Rames, Clement L. Sat . "Electric Vehicles in Colorado: Anticipating Consumer Demand for Direct Current Fast Charging". United States. doi:10.2172/1376667. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376667.
@article{osti_1376667,
title = {Electric Vehicles in Colorado: Anticipating Consumer Demand for Direct Current Fast Charging},
author = {Wood, Eric W. and Rames, Clement L.},
abstractNote = {To support the State of Colorado in planning for growth in direct current fast charging (DCFC) for electric vehicles, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has partnered with the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to analyze a number of DCFC investment scenarios. NREL analyzed existing electric vehicle registration data from IHS Markit (IHS) to highlight early trends in the electric vehicle market, which were compared with sales forecasts predicting large growth in the Colorado electric vehicle market. Electric vehicle forecasts were then used to develop future DCFC scenarios to be evaluated in a simulation environment to estimate consumer benefits of the hypothetical DCFC networks in terms of increased driving range and electric vehicle miles traveled (eVMT). Simulated utilization of the hypothetical DCFC networks was analyzed for geographic trends, particularly for correlations with vehicle electric range. Finally, a subset of simulations is presented for consumers with potentially inconsistent access to charging at their home location and presumably greater reliance on public DCFC infrastructure.},
doi = {10.2172/1376667},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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