The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity is tasked by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology Program to conduct various types of energy storage testing and demonstration activities. These activities can range from vehicle-based to stationary. An example of vehicle-based testing is the Electric Drive and Advanced Battery (EDAB) test vehicle, which is a purpose built testbed for on-road and dynamometer testing of advanced Energy Storage Systems (ESS) designed for use in Grid Connected Vehicles (Battery Electric Vehicles, Extended Range Electric Vehicles, or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. The primary focus of the EDAB testing is to capture real world performance, capacity characteristics, and operating conditions of the subject ESS. On-road driving and charging operation of the ESS is conducted on a daily basis that is representative of typical driving and charging patterns. To quantify the ESS capacity and performance characteristics, a reference performance test is conducted at regular intervals throughout the on-road testing (every 1,500 to 2,000 miles of driving and charging).
Electric Drive and Advanced Battery and Components Testbed (EDAB)
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