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Title: Medium Duty ARRA Data Reporting and Analysis; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Medium-duty (MD) electric vehicle (EV) data collection and analysis will help drive design, purchase, and research investments. Over 4 million miles and 160,000 driving days of EV driving data were collected under this project. Publicly available data help drive technology research, development, and deployment. Feeding the vocational database for future analysis will lead to a better understanding of usage and will result in better design optimization and technology implementation. The performance of a vehicle varies with drive cycle and cargo load - MD vehicles are 'multi-functional.' Environment and accessory loads affect vehicle range and in turn add cost by adding battery capacity. MD EV vehicles can function in vocations traditionally serviced by gasoline or diesel vehicles. Facility implications (i.e., demand charges) need to be understood as part of site-based analysis for EV implementation.
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Conference: Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, 8-12 June 2015, Washington, D.C.
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Country of Publication:
United States
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ARRA; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Medium duty; Electric vehicle; Data collection; Data analysis