PHEV Research Center

The PHEV Research Center (or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center) in the University of California, Davis provides technology and policy guidance to the state, and to help solve research questions and address commercialization issues for PHEVs.

It was launched in 2007 with fundings from the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program.

The Advisory Council members and organizations are :
* California Energy Commission
* Sacramento Municipal Utility District
* Southern California Edison
* South Coast Air Quality Management District
* Department of Energy
* Electric Power Research Institute
* Pacific Gas & Electric
* San Diego Gas and Electric
* Chrysler
* Nissan Motor Company

Research happens in five distinct areas:

*Modeling alternative PHEV designs and battery performance testing
*Impacts of PHEVs on the electrical grid
*Consumers and PHEVs
*Environmental impacts of PHEVs
*Lifecycle costs of PHEVs

The PHEV Center will conduct this research through a coordinated statewide demonstration of PHEVs. The Center plans to begin with hybrid passenger vehicles that have been converted to plug-in hybrids. It will expand its program to include medium-duty trucks, and will encourage the conversion of other passenger vehicle hybrids to broaden scope of study, eventually evolving to dedicated PHEVs made by original equipment manufacturers.

UC Davis InnovationAccess

Pioneering inventions in plug-in hybrid vehicle technology and transmission systems developed at UC Davis have been licensed to Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI) of Palo Alto in Silicon Valley. [ [ UC Davis News & Information :: Plug-in Hybrid Technologies Licensed ] ]

ee also

*Andrew A. Frank.
*National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
*Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
*DoE PHEV R&D Plan.
*Plug-in hybrids in California.


External links

* [ PHEV Research Center] .
* [ Efficient Drivetrains (EDI)] .

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