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Title: Fuel Savings Potential from Future In-motion Wireless Power Transfer (WPT); NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

This presentation discusses the fuel savings potential from future in-motion wireless power transfer. There is an extensive overlap in road usage apparent across regional vehicle population, which occurs primarily on high-capacity roads--1% of roads are used for 25% of the vehicle miles traveled. Interstates and highways make up between 2.5% and 4% of the total roads within the Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs), which represent groupings of metropolitan and/or micropolitan statistical areas. Mileage traveled on the interstates and highways ranges from 54% in California to 24% in Chicago. Road electrification could remove range restrictions of electric vehicles and increase the fuel savings of PHEVs or HEVs if implemented on a large scale. If 1% of the road miles within a geographic area are electrified, 25% of the fuel used by a 'fleet' of vehicles enabled with the technology could be displaced.
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Conference: Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles (CERV), 8-10 February 2015, Park City, Utah
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National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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United States
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; Electric highway; E-roadway; Wireless Power Transfer (WPT); Cost benefit analysis; Llight-duty vehicles