EV adoption is on the rise, creating a need for up-to-date national data on transportation electrification to help stakeholders better understand plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) driving and charging patterns. Clean Fuels Ohio is partnering with Energetics on the Electric Vehicle Widescale Analysis for Tomorrow’s Transportation Solutions (EV-WATTS) project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Led by Energetics, EV-WATTS brings together many Clean Cities coalitions across the U.S., ChargePoint, and Sawatch Labs to collect real-world use data from plug-in electric vehicles and charging stations to inform future research, development, and deployment.
Clean Fuels Ohio will manage the team of Clean Cities coalitions working with stakeholders currently collecting PEV and/or EVSE data to secure data provision agreements, monitor timely data transfer, collect supplemental data, and distribute individual data partner reports. Project partners will also utilize Geotab datalogger devices on PEVs to ensure a diverse and representative picture of how PEVs are currently used.
“With the increasing number of electric vehicles and EV charging stations in Tennessee, this project will equip us and our stakeholders with better and refined data for future local and state EV related plans and deployments,” said Middle West Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Coordinator Alexa Voytek. “This is a great opportunity for Clean Cities Coalitions and their partners all across the country to better understand the uses and benefits of EV data and both Middle West Tennessee Clean Fuels and East Tennessee Clean Fuels are excited to be a part of it.”
Advisors from national laboratories, utilities, state agencies, and vehicle manufacturers will advise the project team to maximize the impact of this effort. Energetics will apply proven data collection and analysis methodologies to collect, validate, clean, anonymize, analyze, and summarize data from both existing and new PEV and EVSE deployments. The final EV-WATTS datasets will encompass approximately 1,600 PEVs and 10,000 charging ports representing diverse vehicle sizes, types, settings, and operating conditions.
“EV-WATTS will facilitate unbiased analyses drawing on diverse data that provides robust results from a broad stakeholder group.” According to Marcy Rood, Clean Cities Team Lead at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), “Having access to a uniform, comprehensive, and anonymized dataset from recent PEV and EVSE deployments across the U.S. will help ANL answer key research questions on how PEVs and EVSE are used in today’s transportation sector.”
Any organization interested in learning more about EV-WATTS or sharing data is encouraged to contact a participating Clean Cities Coalition or the Energetics project manager, Bryan Roy, at (315) 214-1995 or [email protected]. This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
under the Vehicle Technologies Office Award Number DE-EE0008890.