Socio-economic Implications of Large-scale Electric Vehicle Systems

This project examined and developed integrated sustainability assessment models that include the socio-economic as well as the environmental implications for an electrified transportation sector. The research team focused on modeling in the six research areas of: (1) state specific carbon and energy footprint calculations of alternative passenger vehicles including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles; (2) an Electric Vehicles Regional Optimizer and Market Penetration Model to predict the inherent uncertainty in optimizing the transportation fleet and predicting the future EV market penetration; (3) applications of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology in sustainable transportation; (4) a hybrid life-cycle assessment method to analyze and compare alternative fuel-powered Class 8 heavy-duty trucks with conventional trucks; (5) environmental impacts of various alternative fueled delivery trucks including battery electric, diesel, diesel-electric hybrid, and compressed natural gas trucks, and (6) Vehicle to Home technologies that utilize idle EV battery power as an electricity storage tool to mitigate fluctuations in renewable electric power supply, to provide electricity for the building during the peak time, and to help in supplying electricity during emergency situation and power outage. The project has resulted in 19 journal publications and presentations to 14 technical conferences.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Block, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    P.O. Box 25000
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tatari, Omer

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36194

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562873
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Electric Vehicle Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC51
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 13 2015 1:00AM