The EV Project

The EV Project - Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Demonstration

INL partnered with Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (ETEC), 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 deploy over 12,000 AC Level 2 (208-240V) charging units and over 100 dual-port DC fast chargers in 20 metropolitan areas. Approximately 8,300 Nissan LEAF™, Chevrolet Volts, and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive vehicles were also enrolled in the project. The EV Project is the largest deployment and evaluation project of electric drive vehicles and charging infrastructure to date. The project took place in the following metropolitan areas:

Project participants gave written consent for EV Project researchers to collect and analyze data from their vehicles and/or charging units. The data collection phase of The EV Project ran from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013 and captured almost 125 million miles of driving and 4 million charging events. Idaho National Laboratory is responsible for analyzing the data collected and publishing results. This page contains summary reports, maps, technical papers, and lessons learned on vehicle and charging unit use. Click on links above for additional information on charging infrastructure deployment planning produced by project partners.