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Use the Drive Cycle Analysis Tool (DriveCAT) to find drive cycle data for modeling, simulating, and testing vehicle systems and components, or to understand the real-world benefits of drive cycles for specific vehicle applications.

This tool was created by NREL's fleet test and evaluation team, which conducts in-service performance evaluations of advanced medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Evaluation results help vehicle manufacturers fine-tune their designs and help fleet managers select fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles that meet their needs. Learn more about NREL's fleet test and evaluation research.

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Cycle Time (minutes) Distance (mi) Max Speed (mph) Avg Speed (mph) Avg Driving Speed (mph) PKE (ft/sec2) KI (1/mi) Stops (#)
NREL Neighborhood Refuse Truck 30.55 5.69 60.00 11.17 21.52 1.36 1.08 60
NREL Baltimore Parcel Delivery 64.23 20.46 61.70 19.11 23.37 1.53 1.33 41
NREL POLA-POLB Drayage Creep Queue 22.18 0.26 12.46 0.70 5.20 0.65 15.89 6
NREL POLA-POLB Drayage Port Near Dock 21.03 1.17 30.98 3.34 10.61 0.96 3.79 5
NREL POLA-POLB Drayage Local 23.95 7.12 57.90 17.85 28.53 0.92 0.69 9
NREL POLA-POLB Drayage Metro Highway 52.83 26.66 64.17 30.28 41.23 0.50 0.24 7
NREL POLA-POLB Drayage Composite 119.95 35.21 64.17 17.61 33.34 0.60 0.32 27
NREL Smith Newton ARRA 61.63 16.09 49.00 15.66 23.45 0.98 1.06 26
NREL Navistar eStar ARRA 61.62 6.53 48.73 6.36 19.42 1.43 1.56 32
NREL PG&E Utility Truck 34.30 11.16 58.50 19.53 29.92 0.79 0.46 20
NREL Miami-Dade Refuse 15.02 1.94 52.77 7.74 17.57 1.39 1.31 20
CARB HHDDT Creep Segment 4.23 0.12 8.20 1.76 3.00 0.43 24.93 3
CARB HHDDT Cruise Segment 34.73 23.07 59.30 39.86 43.22 0.27 0.12 6
CARB HHDDT Transient Segment 11.13 2.85 47.50 15.36 18.20 0.98 1.38 4
CARB HHDDT Composite 60.08 26.05 59.30 26.01 35.59 0.35 0.17 13
UDDS HD 17.68 5.55 58.00 18.84 28.23 0.90 0.61 14
ORANGE COUNTY BUS-OCTA 31.83 6.54 40.63 12.33 15.67 1.43 3.59 31
Manhattan Bus Cycle 10Hz 18.15 2.07 25.40 6.83 10.67 0.19 9.14 20
Central Business District - CBD 9.35 2.05 20.00 13.13 15.94 1.12 3.97 14

How to Cite the Data

Publications that use test cycle data from DriveCAT should include a citation with the following information:

K. Kelly, R. Prohaska, A. Ragatz, and A. Konan. (2016). NREL DriveCAT - Chassis Dynamometer Test Cycles. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. www.nrel.gov/transportation/drive-cycle-tool