Medium-Duty Plug-In Electric Delivery Truck Fleet Evaluation

Robert Prohaska, Adam Ragatz, Mike Simpson, Kenneth Kelly

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In this paper, the authors present an overview of medium-duty electric vehicle (EV) operating behavior based on in-use data collected from Smith Newton electric delivery vehicles and compare their performance and operation to conventional diesel trucks operating in the same fleet. The vehicles' drive cycles and operation are analyzed and compared to demonstrate the importance of matching specific EV technologies to the appropriate operational duty cycle. The results of this analysis show that the Smith Newton EVs demonstrated a 68% reduction in energy consumption over the data reporting period compared to the conventional diesel vehicles, as well as a 46.4% reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions based on the local energy generation source.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 22 Jul 2016
Event2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2016 - Dearborn, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201629 Jun 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5400-66055 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5400-67517


  • drive cycle
  • duty cycle
  • emissions
  • EV
  • EVSE
  • fleet evaluation
  • medium-duty
  • PEV


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