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Idaho National Laboratory

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

DOE's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), INL, and testing partner Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation initiated Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) testing activities during the second half of 2006. PHEVs are similar to hybrid electric vehicles with a few exceptions - PHEVs have much larger battery packs, allowing for increased all-electric and/or electric-assist range, and PHEVs must be connected to the electric grid to fully recharge the onboard battery packs. The AVTA's PHEV activities include:

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Test Plan

Vehicle Testing Reports

Several types of testing have been done to date on PHEVs, including PHEVAmerica Baseline Performance testing and Accelerated testing.

2007 Hymotion PHEV Escape Conversion

Escape
  • Baseline Performance (PHEVAmerica) Testing (PDF 175kB)
  • Accelerated Testing Methods (PDF 26kB) and results for the Hymotion Escape (PDF 161kB)

2007 Hymotion PHEV Prius Conversion

Prius
  • Baseline Performance (PHEVAmerica) Testing (PDF 627kB)
  • Accelerated Testing Methods (PDF 26kB) and results for the Hymotion Prius with the Version I battery (PDF 164kB)
  • Fleet Demonstrations Testing Results for Hymotion Prius PHEVs with onboard Kvaser data loggers (PDF 393kB)
  • Fleet Demonstrations Testing Results for Hymotion Prius PHEVs with onboard V2Green data loggers (PDF 399kB)

2006 EnergyCS PHEV Prius Conversion

Prius
  • Baseline Performance (PHEVAmerica) Testing (PDF 2.5MB)
  • Accelerated Testing Methods (PDF 26kB) and results for the EnergyCS Prius (PDF 158kB)

2003 Renault Kangoo PHEV

Kangoo
  • Baseline Performance (PHEVAmerica) Testing (PDF 409kB)
  • Accelerated Testing Results for the Renault Kangoo (PDF 168kB)
  • Accelerated Testing Methods (PDF 26kB) and results for the Renault Kangoo (PDF 168kB)

Other Information or reports

U.S. DOE PHEV Stakeholder Workshop - June 13, 2007 Presentations

Some of the above documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs (Download Acrobat Reader).