Title

Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center PPPR#5

Report Number

FSEC-CR-2012-16

Keywords

Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Electric Vehicles

Abstract

This document covers the program activities of the University of Central Florida's Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) for the period of October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. The Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's strategic goal of planning for near-term integration of alternative fuel vehicles as a means to build a sustainable transportation system. The project objectives are to evaluate technologies, standards, planning and policies to ensure seamless integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into a complex transportation network and electricity grid. The EVTC bridges the gap between deployment of electric vehicles and the traditional transportation system.A summary of the notable activities follows. In the research area, holding an EV Summit conference in October 2015 and FDOT acceptance of an EVTC/CUTR transportation planning research proposal (Project #4), a poster presentation of Li-Ion battery performance in V2G applications at the 2016 International Battery Association meeting in Nantes, France, March 2016 (Project #9), the improvement of the control algorithm for workplace chargers to minimize or eliminate electricity demand charges (Project #11), the data collection on the magnetic field and efficiency of a wireless charger (Project #15) and a completed technology assessment of automated, autonomous and connected vehicles (Project #22). Collaborative efforts for the period included engagement with Florida DOT on automated vehicles, the University of South Florida on EV planning models, the City of Orlando on their Smart Cities and V2G applications and Idaho National Lab on assessing EV impacts. In the education and STEM area, 12 courses were offered and 23 STEM and K-12 education events were held.

Date Published

4-19-2016

Subjects

Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Electric Vehicles

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