PHEV Research Center
The PHEV Research Center (or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center) in the
University of California, Davisprovides 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 Boardand 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
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
demonstrationof 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. [ [http://www-pubcomm.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=8432 UC Davis News & Information :: Plug-in Hybrid Technologies Licensed ] ]
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.
* [http://phev.its.ucdavis.edu PHEV Research Center] .
* [http://efficientdrivetrains.com Efficient Drivetrains (EDI)] .
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