Project Startup: Evaluating the Performance of Frito Lay's Electric Delivery Trucks (Fact Sheet)
The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the in-service performance of 10 medium-duty Smith Newton electric vehicles (EVs) and 10 comparable conventional diesel vehicles operated by Frito Lay North America in the Seattle, Washington, area. Launched in late 2013, the on-road portion of this 12-month evaluation focuses on collecting and analyzing vehicle performance data, such as fuel economy and maintenance costs, to better understand how to optimize the use of such vehicles in a large-scale commercial operation. In addition to the on-road portion of this evaluation, NREL is analyzing charging data to support total cost of ownership estimations and investigations into smart charging opportunities. NREL is also performing a battery life degradation analysis to quantify battery pack health, track battery performance over time, and determine how various drive cycles and battery charging protocols impact battery life.
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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 25 ENERGY STORAGE ELECTRIC DELIVERY TRUCK; IN-SERVICE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION; FRITO LAY; FUEL ECONOMY; MEDIUM-DUTY ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET; BATTERY LIFE PROGNOSTIC MODEL; SMITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES
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