Research & Resources
US Energy Information Administration
Factors Affecting Electricity Prices, including a complete guide to understand various energy sources.
EPA Green Vehicle Guide
Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
Idaho National Laboratory- Advance Vehicle Testing Activity
The EV Project
The EV Project is the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charge infrastructure in history.
Environmental Defense Fund Fleet Emission Calculator
The goal at EDF is to accelerate environmental innovation by challenging companies of all sizes to make green business the new business as usual.
Ranks cars and trucks according to environmental friendliness.
Plug In Carolina
A greater Carolina initiative to bring plug-in charging to the region.
Plug In America
Plug In America drives change. We accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment.
RechargeIT is an effort within Google.org that aims to reduce CO2 emissions, cut oil use, and stabilize the electrical grid by accelerating the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.
Project Get Read
Project Get Ready is an initiative lead by the Rocky Mountain Institute pr[epairing cities for the introduction of plug-in hybrid vehicles
Electrification Road Map
The Electrification Roadmap examines the challenges facing electrification, including battery technology and cost, infrastructure financing, regulatory requirements, electric power sector interface, and consumer acceptance issues.
Natural Resource Defense Council
The United States will never control world oil supplies or gas prices – we simply don’t have the oil. The only solution: develop better cars and cleaner, safer sources of fuel. By 2025, we can reduce our reliance on oil through increased efficiency, transit, and alternative fuels, saving more oil than we can drill.
Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
This Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) assessment finds that widespread use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the United States could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and potentially improve ambient air quality.
Environmental Impact of Plug-In Hybrid
Environmental Impact of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Michigan
Total fuel cycle energy consumption, greenhouse gas and criteria air pollutant emissions for Michigan’s light duty vehicle fleet were analyzed, as well as gasoline displacement due to the shift to electrified travel.
Plug‐in Hybrid Electric Vehicles University of Michigan
The goal of this research was to assess the current state of knowledge and opinions about PHEVs among U.S. consumers.
UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center
The UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center is the hub of collaboration and research on plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles for the State of California.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Advanced Vehicles & Fuels Research
Working in partnership with public and private organizations, NREL researches, develops, and demonstrates innovative vehicle and fuel technologies that reduce the nation’s dependence on imported oil and improve our energy security and air quality.
Electric Vehicle Research Institute
This institute’s goal is to place a commercially successful zero emissions vehicle on the road that is economical for the public to purchase, has extended range, can be charged in a short period of time, and exhibits the performance and comforts of its gasoline counterparts.
Electric Power Research Institute
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is an independent, non-profit company performing research, development and demonstration in the electricity sector for the benefit of the public.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory- Electric Vehicle Grid Integration
The Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Project supports the development and implementation of electrified transportation systems, particularly those that integrate renewable-based vehicle charging systems.
Highway Vehicle Electric Drive in the United States: 2009 Status and Issues (2010)
This document was based on one of several topical briefing papers on alternative fuel vehicle technology prepared by selected experts for the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program, to provide input for a five-year strategic plan
Plug-In Electric Vehicles’ Potential for Petroleum Use Reduction: Issues Involved in Developing Reliable Estimates (2009)-
This paper delineates various issues involved in developing reliable estimates of petroleum use reduction by widespread introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)
Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (2009)
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory expanded the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation model and incorporated the fuel economy and electricity use of alternative fuel/vehicle systems simulated by the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit to conduct a well-to-wheels analysis of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Full Fuel Cycle Assessment: Well-to-Wheels Energy Inputs, Emissions, and Water Impacts (2007)
Consultant report to the California Energy Commission to increase the use of non-petroleum transportation fuels.
The Cleanest Car: Well-to-Wheels Emissions Comparisons (2008)
This is an overview of all the analyses that I could find as of September 2007 looking at emissions produced by vehicles with electric drive and by their power sources (called well-to-wheels analyses).
Comparing Energy Costs per Mile for Electric and Gasoline-Fueled Vehicles
U.S. Department of Energy Community Planning Guide for Plug-in Electric Vehicles
Progress Energy has one of the nation’s largest PEV programs.
American Physical Society
Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society (APS) is the largest organization of professional physicists in theUnited States. Its 46,000 members are drawn from universities, industry and national laboratories. For more than forty years, APS has also devoted resources and expertise to a number of public policy areas, including education, energy, innovation and competitiveness, national security and science research programs. As part of its policy work, APS periodically prepare technical analyses on subjects of significant public interest.
U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program Overview
The Recovery Act: Transforming America’s Transportation Sector, US Department of Energy
The Electric Vehicles Advisory Service focuses on the emerging market opportunities for electrified vehicles on a worldwide basis. Research coverage includes plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles, and hybrid cars and trucks. Enabling technologies such as batteries and charging equipment infrastructure are also analyzed in depth. The service examines key industry players within the EV ecosystem as well as policy and regulatory factors and drivers of consumer and fleet demand for electrified vehicles.