Statistical Characterization of Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Drive Cycles

Robert Prohaska, Adam Duran, Kenneth Kelly, Adam Ragatz

Research output: NRELPoster


With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts real-world performance evaluations of advanced medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Evaluation results can help vehicle manufacturers fine-tune their designs and assist fleet managers in selecting fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles that meet their economic and operational goals. In 2011, NREL launched a large-scale performance evaluation of medium-duty electric vehicles. With support from vehicle manufacturers Smith and Navistar, NREL research focused on characterizing vehicle operation and drive cycles for electric delivery vehicles operating in commercial service across the nation.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePresented at 28th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, 3-6 May 2015, Kintex, Goyang, Korea

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5400-64211


  • DRIVE analysis tool
  • drive cycle
  • driving distance
  • driving duration
  • electric vehicle
  • fleet DNA
  • fuel efficiency
  • low-emission
  • medium-duty


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