Accession Number : ADA531459
Title : Advanced Vehicle and Power Initiative
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARREN MI NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CENTER (NAC)
Personal Author(s) : McGrew, Dean Z ; Skalny, Paul F
Report Date : 29 Jul 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : The Advanced Vehicle and Power Initiative (AVPI) supports National Energy Policies and Army Energy Strategy. The AVPI is a 20 year non-tactical vehicle (NTV) and renewable power initiative geared to accelerate Army adoption of advanced propulsion vehicles and increase use of renewable energy to reduce petroleum consumption and emissions, and which are capable of importing and exporting grid electric power or islanded power to installations (Army bases.) Qualifying advanced propulsion vehicles for this initiative are battery electric vehicles (BEV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), hybrid hydraulic vehicles (HHV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). The AVPI integrates use of renewable energy at installations for vehicle charging and incremental grid electrical supply. Qualifying renewable energy technologies for this initiative are solar, wind, geothermal, biomass waste-to-energy, co-generation, and electric and hydrogen energy storage. The AVPI accelerates purchase adoption of advanced vehicles nationally and accelerates creation of approximately 80,000 energy efficient, sustainable jobs in the first ten years of the plan. The AVPI executed within the Army shortens a 10-year 30% truck market adoption (approximately 63,000 jobs creation) of advanced vehicles by approximately 2 years and executed DOD or Government-wide reduces this time by 3 and 4 years respectively. The automotive and renewable energy markets will see significant job growth as well.
Descriptors : *ENERGY CONSERVATION , *HYBRID PROPULSION , *ARMY FACILITIES , SOLAR ENERGY , GROUND VEHICLES , ENERGY HARVESTING , FUEL CELLS , DUAL USE TECHNOLOGY , WIND , MILITARY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE