Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator (FASTSim)

Matthew Moniot

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


An advanced vehicle powertrain systems analysis tool, the Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator (FASTSim) provides a simple way to compare powertrains and estimate the impact of technology improvements on light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, performance, cost, and battery life. Created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, FASTSim accommodates a range of vehicle types - including conventional vehicles, electric-drive vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles - and is available for free download in Microsoft Excel and Python formats.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5400-71126


  • battery life
  • cost
  • efficiency
  • FASTSim
  • fuel and energy consumption
  • Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator
  • performance
  • powertrain alternatives
  • powertrain comparison
  • simulate
  • vehicle


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