The Advanced Vehicle

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The Advanced Vehicle

Research Center


Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conversions,

Recharging Stations,
Smartgrid

Support,

CNG, Hydrogen, Energy Storage

Military and Off
-
Road Test Site

Danville AVRC



16,000 s.f. engineering building on 14 acres in
the Cyberpark


Will incorporate grid compatible engine test cells


Other automotive and transportation companies
will lease space and use services in near term


Adjacent 266 acres for military and off
-
road
testing to mil specs.

AVRC Virginia, Danville

The Danville location is served by Danville regional airport and RDU International

AVRC Virginia, Danville

AVRC who we are and
what we do

Three pillars;


-

Commercial


-

Research


-

Education

COMMERCIAL

Plug
-
in Electric Conversions





Plug
-
in Hybrid Electric Vehicles



Upgrading the Hybrid Toyota Prius with
5KW Lithium Ion battery pack


100+ MPG achievable


More vehicles completed to date than any
other East Coast organization.


Recently expanded to include Ford
Escape and others


V2L and V2G

OTHER COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS

and services


Engine driven or PTO
-

8 kW or 16 kW Solid State power
generation
-

fits under hood and provides an excellent mobile
-

in
Iraq and Afghanistan, robust power source
-

ideal for utility
vehicles, construction, military, etc.


Battery Electric Refrigeration Units for refrigeration trucks to save
fuel, eliminate idling.


Compressed Natural Gas conversions for the Ford Focus
and Fusion from
Altech
-
Eco.

OTHER COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS

and services

COMMERCIAL AVRC

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet

Leasing Program


In today’s economic environment,
fleet managers are looking more
closely at their fleet fuel costs.
Leasing a Toyota Hybrid Prius or a
CNG Ford Focus is an option that
could make all the difference.



AVRC can offer a 36 month lease
option on either the CNG Ford
Focus or a fully converted plug
-
in
hybrid Toyota Prius


This is the Coulomb ChargePoint recharging
station, provided by the Advanced Vehicle
Research Center in Danville Virginia, courtesy of
Novacharge
, the authorized Virginia reseller of
Coloumb

technologies.


You can learn more about Coulomb Technologies
at
http://www.coulombtech.com






COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations



It’s called an intelligent charging station, and it is
ready to hook up to today’s existing power grid or to
the next generation power grid, the ‘SmartGrid’.


This is how electric and plug
-
in hybrid cars now
available commercially, or in production will be able
to ‘fill up’ while on the road. The AVRC has done
more than a hundred Hybrid Toyota Prius
conversions, more than any other organization.


You can see exactly how a Coloumb charging
station is operated from the following link
-


http://www.coulombtech.com/subscribers/usestations.php






Access to the plug under the front cover is gained
by passing a radio frequency (RFID) card in front of
the unit, which opens the front door and accesses
your account.


You can then charge your car for a few hours at
work, or for a shorter time if you’re just parked while
shopping.


Account holders will have unlimited charging for a
single monthly fee, or if you don’t have a monthly
account you can pay as you go.

COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


The unit is wirelessly connected to the ChargePoint
network, and if charging is interrupted the unit will
automatically shut down and it can be restarted
remotely. It’s ground fault protected for safety.


For the future
SmartGrid
, it is also bi
-
directional,
which will allow you to sell power back to the
electric company during periods of peak demand.


Conveniently, it can also double as a parking meter,
and you can charge your electric vehicle and pay
for your parking at the same time.

COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


ChargePoint Network subscriptions are sold in units of
"sessions," a transaction that covers the sequence from
plug
-
in to plug
-
out. Sessions may be purchased in 3
ways: one at a time; in a block of 10 sessions/month; or
in unlimited sessions/month. A session has a maximum
duration of 24 hours, after which an additional session
will be billed, every additional 24
-
hour period.


It’s worth noting that Electric and plug
-
in hybrid owners
will still probably do most of their charging at home, but
it’s good to know that there will always be a charging
station nearby.


The future is coming to a parking garage near you!

COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


Hardware Features and Specifications


-

Safety Features
-

(GFCI,
Overcurrent
, Plug
-
out) protect Personnel &
Vehicles, Prevent Energy Theft


-

Bi
-
Directional, Utility Grade Power Measurement Meter


enables Future


Smart Grid development, 802.15.4 Radio and
Zigbee

protocol support,


enable Roaming. Future versions will support PLC communication.


-

RFID Reader Avoids Credit Card Reader Failures


-

Vacuum Fluorescent Display


Provides Low Temperature Operation


-

Power Saving Mode
-

While Idle the Charging Station Consumes Less


Than Two Watts


-

Remote Upgrades


Eliminates Unnecessary Truck Rolls

COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


Security and Liability Limiting Features


Ability to Lock and Release Security Cords
-

Avoids Cord Theft


Ability to Keep Outlets De
-
energized Until User is Authenticated
and Cord is Plugged In


Level 2 Charger w/ SAE J1772 Connector (pictured left)


First company to show prototype samples of this connector and
will have the first SAE J1772 Connector for Charging Stations.


Once Available Coulomb will be supporting Level 2 charging up
to 80 Amps

once cars can support it and as the connectors are
available.

COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


Three Roles: Operator, Installer, and Maintainer:


Operator Role:
View and generate reports related to the
owned host. Set various alarms and notification methods

(e.g. SMS, E
-
mail, etc.)


Installer Role:
Create manager accounts and associated
privileges. Provision and enable
Smartlets
, Gateways, Radio
Groups, and Circuit Groups. Create and administer logical
groupings. Set various alarms and notification methods.

View and generate various reports.


Manager Role:
Activate groups and
SmartLets
. Modify

and administer logical groupings. Administer
smartlets
,
gateways, circuit groups. Set various alarms and

notification methods. View and generate various reports.

COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


Best
-
of
-
breed: Enables EV Fleet Specific

Performance & Status Information


-

Defines Fleets By Vehicles, Departments, Drivers,


and Vehicle Templates


-

Allows Check
-
Out/Check
-
In of Cars With Expected


Return Time:


-

Optional notification to fleet manager and driver if car


not returned (or not plugged in) by designated time, or


when car completely charged.


-

Exportable Usage Data on a per
-
charging
-
session basis:


Start/stop time & duration, kWh, Driver, Vehicle, GHG


emission savings, etc.


COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


Fleet Savings Page Gasoline & GHG
(Live SF Data)



Displays savings for each fleet (or all
fleets combined) for last month, year,
etc.


Currently provides GHG and Fuel
savings; will also provide kWh.

Bars for each month; line for
cumulative total.


Future releases will allow the data in
the graph to be exported.

COMMERCIAL

SmartGrid

solutions



Recharging Stations


F150 Ford "electric hybrid conversion"


"Zed drive" is a simple conversion for a live rear axle. It uses an
additional pinion gear assembly in a custom made housing to attach
the electric motor. This housing replaces the rear cover plate on the
existing rear axle. Ultracapacitors and batteries are fitted below floor
of the tray bed or pickup body.



The system can be recharged via the grid and regenerative breaking.

RESEARCH

Transportation Energy,
Technology and Development

F150 Ford "electric hybrid conversion"

RESEARCH

Transportation Energy,
Technology and Development



Portable Hydrogen Refueling Station design
and build document
(completed)


Ethanol Efficiency in High Compression
Engines
(completed)


FREEDM consortium projects
(ongoing)


New construction in Danville to include state
-
of
-
the
-
art engine test cells with grid
connectivity for
DoE

CDP
(started)


DANVILLE, VA
-

(MORTS)

RESEARCH

Transportation Energy,
Technology and Development

RESEARCH
-

Mobile Hydrogen Generation and
Storage Station, Design and Build Document


AVRC completed a design &
build document that allows
schools, researchers and
others to construct a portable
H2 Mobile Generation
refueling Station (H2MGS)
-

which can be truck or trailer
-
mounted, built from a master
bill of materials with detailed
instructions.



A solution for the H2
infrastructure problem.

RESEARCH
-

Ethanol Efficiency in


High Compression Engines

Two vehicles have been
converted to run at
significantly higher
compression ratios to
optimize use of ethanol.


University of Illinois/NPL
have developed a novel all
liquid fuel cell with sodium
borohydride (NaBH
4
) as the
fuel and hydrogen peroxide
(H
2
O
2
) or air as the oxidizer



NPL, Dr. George Miley,
University of Illinois


Fusion research,


(IEC) Inertial


Electrostatic


Containment.


COMMERCIAL & APPLIED RESEARCH

Technology Business Development

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

Transportation and the Power Grid

FREEDM at NCSU

Future Renewable Electric Energy Development & Management


Member of the multi
-
university FREEDM
consortium.




DESD and DEGD will allow
for development of fault
tolerant
microgrids



Transportation is a key
element, tied to home and
office storage devices


EDUCATIONAL

Workforce Development




Alternative Fuels Training Course



Online component from National Alternative Fuels Training
Consortium (NAFTC) integrated with more current content and hands
-
on training by Advanced Vehicle Research Center staff.


Recruitment component for Industrial Partners.


AVRC is recipient of subcontract for grant awarded from
DoE

to
NAFTC to develop further training for alternative fuels integration.

EDUCATIONAL

Workforce Development




Alternative Fuels Training Course

STRATEGIC

Special Projects




Workforce Development Plan and Feasibility Studies

-
AVRC contracted to develop a North Carolina automotive feasibility
study for Northampton, North Carolina.

-
AVRC contracted to produce a feasibility study for Danville, Virginia
facility.

-
AVRC contracted with the National Aerospace Development Center
(NADC) to produce a North Carolina Strategic Aerospace Workforce
Development Plan, now available to the public online at AVRC

-
AVRC recently contracted with Wise County Industrial Development
Authority (IDA) to produce a feasibility study for an
Electric Vehicle
test center and an
alternative energy program for both automotive,
aerospace and residential sectors.

The Advanced Vehicle

Research Center


THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION