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Data and Tools

NREL offers data, models, tools, and other resources for researchers, developers, fleet managers, and others interested in the viability, analysis, and development of advanced transportation technologies and systems.

ADOPT: Automotive Deployment Options Projection Tool 

Modeling tool that estimates vehicle technology improvement impacts on future U.S. light-duty vehicle sales, energy use, and emissions.

BLAST: Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool 

Suite of tools that pairs NREL's high-fidelity battery degradation model with electrical and thermal performance models specific to batteries and larger systems, with versions for behind-the-meter (BLAST BTM-Lite), vehicle (BLAST-V), and stationary (BLAST-S) applications.

Battery Microstructures Library 

A library of three-dimensional lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery electrode microstructures that can be used for microstructure characterization and microstructure modeling.

Battery Second-Use Repurposing Cost Calculator 

Calculation tool for exploring the effects of different repurposing strategies and assumptions on the economics of battery second use for plug-in electric vehicles.

CoolSim HVAC Model 

Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) model that solves energy, momentum, and continuity equations. Models of all the major components—compressor, condenser, expansion device, and evaporator—are included.

DriveCAT: Drive Cycle Analysis Tool 

Analysis tool that features drive cycle data for modeling, simulating, and evaluating vehicle systems and components.

DRIVE: Drive-Cycle Rapid Investigation, Visualization, and Evaluation 

Analysis tool that produces drive cycles from real-world vehicle data, cutting analysis time.

EVI-Pro Lite: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projection Tool Lite 

Tool for projecting consumer demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure at the city or state level.

FASTSim: Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator 

Simulation tool that provides rapid and validated fuel economy, performance, battery life, and cost calculations for different vehicle design and usage scenarios.

Fleet DNA: Commercial Fleet Vehicle Operating Data 

Clearinghouse of medium- and heavy-duty commercial fleet transportation data for optimizing the design of advanced vehicle technologies or for selecting a technology to invest in.

Transportation-Related Consumer Preference Data 

Consumer preference data related to alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technologies to support the research needed for their development and implementation.

Transportation Secure Data Center 

Repository of detailed travel data—including demographic information and second-by-second speed profiles—from various surveys and studies. Robust data sets are readily available to support research projects while protecting individual participant privacy.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Data and Tools

H2FAST: Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool 

Modeling tool available as an interactive online tool or a downloadable Excel spreadsheet that provides a quick in-depth financial analysis for hydrogen fueling stations.

National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center 

Off-network data center used for the secure management, storage, and processing of proprietary data from industry.

U.S. Department of Energy Data and Tools

Alternative Fuels Data Center Tools 

Collection of tools, calculators, interactive maps, and data searches that can help fleets, fuel providers, and other transportation decision-makers reduce petroleum use.