The EV WATTS project is excited to announce that the data collection period was extended for another year!
This project collects data from EV vehicles and charging stations from across the country to create one of the largest datasets of this kind. Analysis of this data is used by researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders to make the case for electrification.
Using data from EV charging stations and plug-in vehicles from across the country, EV WATTS has created one of the largest data sets on vehicles and charging stations to date, as well as a critical analysis of the findings. The data can be used as a resource for researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders.
EV WATTS uses real-world data to answer questions about how the latest advancements in PEVs and electric vehicle charging station technology address market barriers, how to improve the business case for electrification and what behavioral changes electrification may require.
With the data being collected, the EV WATTS team has created an interactive dashboard for both vehicles and charging stations. The dashboard allows users to explore this anonymized data set, looking at vehicle and summary data, energy demand, use patterns, charging details and more.
You can find the most recent EV WATTS Data Dashboards at evwatts.org.
EV WATTS continues to seek volunteer EV drivers
Energetics and Clean Fuels Ohio are leading the project, in partnership with Clean Cities coalitions across the United States, ChargePoint, and Sawatch Labs. Energetics is also collaborating with several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to conduct data collection and analysis. DOE funding has made the effort possible.
Numerous Clean Cities coalitions across the country are helping with data collection by securing data agreements from local fleets and charging station locations. The EV WATTS team is working with municipalities, utilities, private companies, EV drivers, and many others to collect this valuable data that can be used to advocate for electrification efforts. Thanks to these partnerships, EV WATTS has over 800 vehicles and 40,000 charging ports that feed into the national data set.
EV WATTS is currently looking for additional volunteers to grow the vehicle data set. Individuals that drive plug-in electric vehicles (all-electric or hybrid) can join the EV WATTS project community and act as citizen scientists. Participants receive a free Geotab Go9 telematics device which will collect driving and charging data.
The provided telematics device allows drivers to access their data through their personal online Geotab account! While drivers can engage with their personal data through Geotab, the public data that is compiled and analyzed is anonymous, only allowing detail at the regional level. Drivers interested in participating should email EVWATTS@energetics.com.
There are several ways to join EV WATTS—or just learn more
The EV WATTS website includes project resources, partners, and contact information. The EV WATTS Facebook and Twitter pages provide up-to-date information on project-related developments. Those interested in sharing data or learning more about EV WATTS can email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.