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Smith and Navistar Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Evaluations

Photo of medium-duty all-electric vehicle operated by Coca-Cola.

NREL is collecting and analyzing performance data on electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles operated by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the nation.
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NREL conducts performance evaluations of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks operating in fleet service across the nation.

U.S. companies agreeing to participate in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to cover part of the purchase cost of the vehicles. These ARRA-funded vehicle deployment efforts are designed to help commercialize electric vehicles and the electric charging infrastructure.

NREL has collected and analyzed operating data from more than 450 Smith Newton and 100 Navistar eStar electric vehicles that together generated more than 3.5 million miles worth of driving data and 1 million hours of charging data.

Publications

NREL publishes unbiased technical reports about the performance of these vehicles.

Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluations (Gen 2)

Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluations (Gen 1)

Navistar eStar Vehicle Performance Evaluations

Cross-Cutting Publications

How to Cite the Data

Publications that use this vehicle evaluation data should include a citation with the following information, as applicable:

Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation. (2015). National Renewable Energy Laboratory. www.nrel.gov/transportation/fleettest-electric-smith-navistar.html

Navistar eStar Vehicle Performance Evaluation. (2015). National Renewable Energy Laboratory. www.nrel.gov/transportation/fleettest-electric-smith-navistar.html

If you use this data in a publication, please notify Robert Prohaska so we can gauge the reach of the data.

More Information

Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center to learn more about the deployment of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, including an interactive U.S. map of transportation electrification projects.