Impact of Commercial Electric Vehicles on Flexible Pavement Performance

This project aims to better understand how electric commercial vehicles like semitrucks will affect asphalt pavements. Electric semitrucks will carry additional weight from large battery packs and will have increased capacity for torque and potentially different weight distributions. Researchers will get a head start on the weight distributions and torque capabilities of these new vehicles and will conduct large-scale testing and computer modeling to determine the effects on the pavement. This project will help Illinois Department of Transportation become ready for the electrification of the commercial fleet, helping save time and money once electric commercial vehicles are in operation.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $412500
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jayme, Angeli

      Al-Qadi, Imad

      Hernandez-Urrea, Jamie

      Mohamed Ali, Uthman

    • Start Date: 20220816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250215
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01853981
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-252
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 8 2022 10:46AM