Kansas City Plug-In Electric Vehicle Demonstration Project

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Kansas City Plug-In Electric
Vehicle Demonstration Project
Angela B. Rolufs
Missouri Transportation Institute
Project Summary

Title:
Plug-In Electric Vehicle
Demonstration Project

Funding:
Federal Transit
Administration (FTA):

$1.7M FY 08

$1.0M FY 09

Investigators:
Angela Rolufs (PI);
Mehdi Ferdowsi, Ph.D.; Mariesa
Crow, Ph.D.

Description:
Utilize Kansas City’s
existing airport shuttle service and
fleet operations as a platform to
demonstrate viability of Plug-In
Electric Vehicle (PEV) technologies
in a controlled, real-world
environment. Evaluate the pathway
to integrate renewable energy into
a public transit service.
US Department
of Transportation
Federal Transit
Administration
Partnerships

City of Kansas City


Kokam America, Inc.

KCP&L

Smith Electric Vehicle –
US Corp.

Missouri S&T
Kokam America, Inc.

Battery Manufacturer - patented
Superior Lithium Polymer Battery
(SLPB) technology

50,000 SF plant in Lee’s Summit, MO in
operation

Battery supplier to Smith Electric
Vehicle, US Corp.
Smith Electric Vehicles – US Corp.


Initial vehicle assembly in Kansas City, MO


Announcement made March 27th


First truck model produced will be the Smith Newton


Partnership with Ford – produce Transit Connect EV


Production will begin 3
rd
quarter of 2009
Project Goals:

Respond to Federal Transit Administration’s strategic
research goals to protect the environment and
promote energy independence

Apply lessons-learned to a nation-wide program to
reduce dependence on foreign fuels and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions

Collect and analyze data related to the range, safety,
serviceability, and public acceptance of battery-
powered vehicles while simultaneously evaluating the
pathway to integrate renewable energy into a public
transportation electrification program
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Fleets as a
Distributed Storage System

Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi:
One of the unique
advantages of plug-in hybrid
vehicles is their capability to
integrate the transportation
and electric power
generation sectors in order
to improve the efficiency,
fuel economy, and reliability
of both systems. This goal is
performed via integration of
the onboard energy storage
units of plug-in vehicles with
the power grid by power
electronic converters and
communication systems.
Employing energy storage
systems improves the
efficiency and reliability of
the electric power
generation, transmission,
and distribution.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Fleets as a
Distributed Storage System

Vehicles connected to the grid provide a
range of services to the power network,
including:

backup power for homes and business

peak shaving

regulation

reactive power

transmission stabilization

Maximize use of PV/wind to eliminate reliance
on grid during peak demand
Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management


National Science Foundation Center

$18.5M 5-year NSF Grant

Core Universities:

North Carolina State (Center HQ)

Missouri S&T

Florida State

Arizona State

Florida A&M

RWTH Aachen University in Germany

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland

65 Partners (utility companies, electrical equipment
manufacturers, alternative energy start-ups)
SEV-UK has been
making electric
vehicles since the
1920’s. SEV-US is
working with Ford
Motor Company to
electrify the Ford
Transit Connect.
Kansas City Plug-In Electric Vehicle
(PEV) Demonstration Project


Plug-In

Electric Fleet

Vehicles


Electric Airport

Shuttle Buses


Wind Turbine


Photovoltaic

Canopies


Recharge

Equipment
Kansas City’s existing
airport shuttle service and
fleet operations will be used
as a platform to demonstrate
viability of PEV technologies
in a controlled, real-world
environment
The project will also
evaluate the pathway to
integrate renewable
energy into a PEV
charging infrastructure.
is the primary
manufacturer of the
patented superior
lithium polymer
battery (SLPB)
technology; and is
located in Lee’s
Summit, MO
Sponsors
and
Partners:
US Department
of Transportation
Federal Transit
Administration
Questions?
Contact information:
Angela Rolufs, MTI Director
rolufsa@mst.edu