Plug-In Electric Vehicles & Charging Equipment
Clean Fuels Coalition is working to grow the plug-in electric
vehicle infrastructure in Kentucky through outreach, education and
making industry connections.
03-01-13 / EV Team Meeting Louisville
|| Richard Peddicord & Bennie Robertson from the State Fire Marshall's office with David Leahy from GE , John Lyons from Division of Air Quality,
Tim Hughes from the Dept of Energy Develop and Independence and Thomas Clark from Eaton.
||Emily Chandler, Data Specialist and Project Manager leads
the team in addressing vital basic questions for the EV
Strategy docent the team is preparing. Also pictured is
David Huff LGE-KU, Ed Geers, UPS, Mike McIntyre from the
University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering
1-24-13 / Kentucky Division of Air Quality.
Jeremy Slucher Program Coordinator for the Department for Environmental Protection's Motor Pool and Vehicle Tracking System recharges two Volts .
1-17-13 / Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
One of the first Chevrolet Volts purchased as part of the KU/KCFC project stops for a recharge.
1-14-13 / Louisville Volt
Tracker - Bob Hook Chevrolet Charging and Collection
Professor Andrew Dozier University
of Louisville Speed School of Engineering and Cooper Dozier
graduate student at Bellarmine
University are at Bob Hook Chevrolet Louisville checking
out the charging system and data collection system. The charging
data is fed directly back to University of Louisville when Volts
are charged at Bob Hook. Charging Station Presentation and
KCFC Electric Vehicle Team
Members of the Electric Vehicle Team include utilities,
local and state governments, schools, businesses, first responders,
vehicle retailers, infrastructure manufacturers, and more. Team
members are meeting to discuss the PLUG IN KENTUCKY initiative.
Be watching as great projects and programs will be announced.
Bob Hook, Bob Hook Chevrolet
David Leahy, GE
Len Dunman, Mercer Transportation
Bill Jacob, UPS
Dickie Turner, Murray State University
Bob Hook III, Bob Hook Chevrolet
Nick Jewell, University of Louisville
Mike McIntyre, University of Louisville
Dr John Naber, University of Louisville
John Lyons, Kentucky Division of Air Quality
John Davies, Kentucky Department of Energy
Development and Independence
Maria Koetter, Metro Louisville Office of Sustainability
Bob Ehrler, LG&E/KU
David Huff, LG&E/KU
Mark Nellums, Eaton
Tracey Thurman, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Benny Robinson - Kentucky State Fire Marshall's Office
Electric Vehicles Meetings
2013 NAATBatt Annual Meeting and Symposium:
Measurement, Management & Control of Advanced Battery Systems
January 16-18, 2013
Kentucky Folks Promote EV with License Plates
Gizmo with NOO GAS plate belongs to Mike Proctor in Madison County,
MY EV belongs to Dave and Megan Kollar of Madison County, and
the robin's egg blue NOGA5 is driven by Dennis Vogt in Garrard
Louisville's TARC Awarded $4.4
Million Grant for All-Electric Buses
announced that Louisville's public transit fleet will add five
new all-electric buses thanks to a grant from the Federal
Transit Administration (FTA). The federal grant of $4.4 Million
was awarded to TARC for the replacement of the trolleys now
circulating in downtown Louisville. These trolleys are not only
the oldest transit vehicles in the city, but they also have the
highest amount of emissions of all of Louisville's public
transit fleet. Now they will be replaced by the zero emissions
Barry Barker stated, "This puts TARC at the leading edge of
high-technology, cleaner, greener buses. We can't wait to get
them on the road and we think passengers will love the ride."
KCFC and Bob Hook Chevrolet Team to Educate about Electric Volt
|Bob Hook Chevrolet, Louisville has made a 2012 Chevy
Volt available to the KCFC for 5,000 miles. This
'moving classroom' will enable schools, the general
public and fleets to see the vehicle and understand
its efficiency as a plug-in electric vehicle with a
gasoline engine as back up. 2,500 Volts were sold in
See where KCFC is
taking this vehicle.
University of Louisville Public Charging Stations
A partnership between General Electric and the University of
Louisville resulted in the installation of six GE electric vehicle
charging stations. Plug in vehicles can be accommodated in the main
parking garage on campus with priority parking. The U of L Speed
School of Engineering is overseeing the project, tracking usage data
and performance of the charging systems.
and policy leaders came together at Churchill Downs October
2011 to share advanced technology information and test
drive a variety of electric vehicles.
An electric vehicle
readiness working document was also produced: “Plug-In
Feasibility Study for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” It will
be the guiding document we use to evaluate the industry in
What We Learned
Electric Vehicle Workshop
Electric Vehicles In the News
Questions Linger on Battery Prices in Electric Cars
Couple Takes Keys of First Chevy Volt
Sold In Louisville
10.10.11 - Elaine and Ron Weisberg purchased the first Chevy
Volt, a plug-in electric hybrid, last week at the
Chevrolet dealership in Louisville last week. According
to the Chevrolet web site, the Volt can be driven an average
of 35 miles on its plug-in battery supply and an additional
375 miles using the gasoline-electric hybrid system.
Kentucky Plug-In Electric Milestones
June 2009 - Legislation allowing low speed electric
vehicles to operate on Kentucky roads became law
June 2009 - Murray State University adds low speed electrics to
campus clean fuel fleet
April 2009 - Morehead State University goes electric
November 2008 - KCFC holds first Electric Vehicle workshop
Where was the volt?
where the Volt travelled to educate
Kentucky about Plug-In Electrics
in their Kentucky Fleets?
University of Louisville
Department of Air Quality
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Cave National Park
Murray State University
Morehead State University
Plug-In Electric Vehicle
Questions Linger on Battery Prices in Electric Cars
Electric Vehicles Can
Be Less Expensive Than Conventional Vehicles
An April 2012 Pike Research
report finds that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a
plug-in electric vehicle can be lower than a conventional
vehicle, assuming a $7,500 federal tax credit is claimed and
the vehicle reaches 120,000 miles over its lifetime. Small
battery electric (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV)
have a lower TCO than comparable small gasoline vehicles.
Mid-size plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), diesel,
and CNG vehicles all have lower TCOs than a comparable
mid-sized gasoline powered vehicle.
Pike Research report:
Total Cost of Ownership of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for
Fuel Efficient Vehicle Tax
Vehicles Emit Less Pollutants and Are Cheaper to Run Than
Many Gasoline Powered Vehicles
An April 2012 report from the
Union of Concerned Scientists finds that, in most areas of
the country, gasoline powered vehicles achieving under 30
mpg produce more greenhouse gasses (GHG) per mile than a
plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV). Driving a vehicle charged
from Kentucky’s coal powered electric grid is comparable in
GHG emissions to driving a gasoline hybrid vehicle that
achieves 41+ mpg, a big improvement over the average mpg
achieved by most conventional vehicles.
In addition, the report finds that charging an electric
vehicle saves thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the
life of the vehicle, with increased savings in areas with
low electricity rates and negotiated EV charging rates.
Read the report and find out more here.
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