Widespread adoption of PEVs has the potential to significantly reduce the United States transportation petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, barriers to adoption remain. One of the most commonly cited barriers is the need for public charging infrastructure that would allow PEV drivers to recharge their vehicles. Questions include: how many and what kind of charging stations are needed and where and how often will PEV drivers choose to charge? To answer those questions, the Department of Energy launched five American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) projects: 1.) ChargePoint America – PEV Charging Infrastructure Demonstration; 2. Chrysler Ram PEV Pickup – PEV Demonstration; 3.) General Motors Chevrolet Volt – PEV Demonstration; 4.) The EV Project – PEV and PEV Charging Infrastructure Demonstration; and 5.) South Coast Air Quality Management District/Electric Power Research Institute/Via Motors – PEV Demonstration. This report was designed to describe the scope and objectives for the five ARRA Transportation Electrification projects; describe technologies used in each project; document each projects’ deployment and data collection rates; document how reporting occurred; document results; summarize results; and document lessons learned from each project.
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