Semi-annual Program Progress Performance Report for the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center PPPR#3

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Electric Vehicles


This document covers the program activities of the University of Central Florida's Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) for the 6 month period of October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. The Electric Vehicle Transportation Center 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 and policies to ensure seamless integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into a complex transportation network and electricity grid. The EVTC will bridge the gap between deployment of electric vehicles and the traditional transportation system. A summary of the major activities reported in the document is as follows. In the research area, the notable events, the installation of a Nissan funded fast charger at FSEC (Project #3), EV sales data showing a 23% increase in sales in 2014 (#5), fuel cell mileage range extender results (#10), installation of EV chargers on Florida Turnpike (#13), results comparing electric to diesel buses (#14), and equipment lists for battery labs in Hawaii and Tuskegee. Detailed industry interactions for the period included Nissan, NovaCharge, General Motors, Florida Power & Light, Eglin Air Force Base and Alabama and Florida DOTs. In the education and STEM area, seven new courses were developed and three STEM events were held. A special publication item was the writing and publication of six EV related articles (PV, EV and Your Home) in the March 2015 issue of 'Interface' magazine of the Electrochemical Society.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Electric Vehicles

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