Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Watts (UVM TRC)
Co-Investigator: Dr. Paul Hines (UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences)
Funding Agencies: US DOT, Central Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power, Burlington Electric Department
In this study, funded by the US DOT and Vermont utilities, volunteer drivers will use the PHEV for their regular daily travel, and from these trips, data will be collected about carbon emissions, electricity use, local variations in the electrical supply, and performance over differing distances and driving styles. The research also includes an on-going effort to determine the capacity of Vermont's electric grid to handle 50,000, 100,000 or 200,000 plug-in hybrids.