Electric Vehicle Simulations Based on Kansas-Centric Conditions

One of the largest barriers to Electric Vehicle (EV) acceptance is range anxiety. To mitigate this issue, states must be strategic in developing an effective EV charging infrastructure that can reach a majority of the public. Instead of relying on manufacturer data regarding commercial EV range for determination of this infrastructure, simulations based on Kansas atmospheric conditions (e.g., ambient temperature and wind speed) and road grade will provide an accurate representation of EV travel distance. This effort will develop models for the 10 best-selling EVs for the express purpose of helping department of transportation (DOT) planning personnel determine electric charging infrastructure locations throughout the state of Kansas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final report is pending.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $48783
  • Contract Numbers:

    K-TRAN: KU-21-1



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas Center for Research, Incorporated

    2291 Irving Hill Drive, Campus West
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
  • Principal Investigators:

    Depcik, Chris

  • Start Date: 20200701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20231231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01760103
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: K-TRAN: KU-21-1, RE-0813-01, C2168
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2020 3:03PM