The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is tasked by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technology Program (VTP) to collect electric drive vehicle and charging infrastructure data for several deployment projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). These projects include charging infrastructure deployments, grid-connected electric drive vehicle deployments, and deployments with both vehicles and charging infrastructure. As the projects are deployed and sufficient quantities of data are collected, project fact sheets will be posted on this site that document deployment numbers and technology performance.
The information posted on these webpages is being generated from the largest ever deployment of grid-connected battery electric vehicles (BEVs), extended range electric vehicles (EREVs), plug-in electric drive vehicles, and charging infrastructure. It will be reported to the DOE-VTP, project participants, and the general public. The information will also be used to help DOE plan for the successful future deployment of additional grid-connected electric drive vehicles and charging infrastructure. Increasing the use of electricity as a transportation fuel supports the DOE goals of reducing the United States' dependency on foreign petroleum and enhances the overall security of the United States.
EV Project Overview
INL has partnered with Intertek [formally ECOtality], Nissan, General Motors, and more than 10,000 other city, regional and state governments, electric utilities, other organizations and members of the general public, to demonstrate the deployment and use of approximately 13,000 Level II (208-240V) electric vehicle supply equipment and 200 Fast Chargers in 21 metropolitan areas. The EV Project includes the deployment of 8,000 battery electric vehicle (BEV) Nissan Leafs, extended range electric vehicle (EREV) General Motors Volts, and Smart BEVs, that will be recharged in private residence, fleet, and public locations. All 21,000 vehicles and charging units are being equipped with meters and/or data loggers. The EV Project is the single largest deployment and evaluation project ever of electric drive vehicles and charging infrastructure. The vehicles and recharging units will operate in the below metropolitan areas:
- Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona
- Portland, Eugene, Salem, and Corvallis, Oregon
- Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee
- Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, Texas
- Washington, D.C.
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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