Medium Duty ARRA Data Reporting and Analysis: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Robert Prohaska, Kenneth Kelly, Adam Duran, Kevin Walkowicz, Adam Ragatz

Research output: NRELPresentation


Medium-duty (MD) electric vehicle (EV) data collection and analysis will help drive design, purchase, and research investments. Over 4 million miles and 160,000 driving days of EV driving data were collected under this project. Publicly available data help drive technology research, development, and deployment. Feeding the vocational database for future analysis will lead to a better understanding of usage and will result in better design optimization and technology implementation. The performance of a vehicle varies with drive cycle and cargo load - MD vehicles are 'multi-functional.' Environment and accessory loads affect vehicle range and in turn add cost by adding battery capacity. MD EV vehicles can function in vocations traditionally serviced by gasoline or diesel vehicles. Facility implications (i.e., demand charges) need to be understood as part of site-based analysis for EV implementation.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePresented at the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, 8-12 June 2015, Washington, D.C.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5400-64140


  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • ARRA
  • data analysis
  • data collection
  • electric vehicles
  • medium-duty


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