Electric Vehicle Energy Impacts

This project focused on the interaction of EVs into an isolated utility grid characterized by exceptionally high levels of wind and solar energy. The project also investigated the impacts of EVs on net petroleum imports to Hawaii, the nation’s most petroleum dependent state. The analysis included consideration of EV charging strategies and renewable energy penetration levels on the electricity grid in order to quantify EV mileage and emissions under controlled charging profiles. EVs were found to reduce energy consumption and emissions compared with gasoline vehicles.


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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 Hawaii, Manoa

    2540 Dole Street
    Honolulu, HI  United States  96822
  • Principal Investigators:

    McKenzie, Katherine

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36193

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562874
  • 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