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USA: CU Receives Additional Electric Vehicles For Smart Grid Study

Ten plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) have been added to a University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) study that has been examining user experiences and system interactions since September 2010 in the local smart grid environment.

The increase will allow researchers from CU-Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) – a joint venture with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory – to gather data from a broader base of participants. The loan of Prius cars from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. will expand the originally supplied fleet to a total of 28.

“RASEI’s expertise in analyzing trends in consumer use of energy gives us an opportunity for research at this critical nexus of the electric utility and transportation industries as they transition to the future,” says Michael Knotek, director of RASEI.

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