Analysis of Non-Tactical Vehicle Utilization at Fort Carson Colorado
ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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The Department of Defense DOD is considering integration of electric vehicles into its non-tactical vehicle NTV fleet to support efficiency goals and sustainable power initiatives. In order to identify the best vehicles for electrification, DOD needs to understand the duty cycles and daily operating patterns of NTVs on bases. A six-month data acquisition study was conducted on 24 NTVs at Fort Carson, CO using GPS data loggers to monitor a variety of vehicle types and uses. Information was extracted on usage time, distance, vehicle speed and geographic location in order to compare vehicle driving profiles. The regenerative energy recovery potential for specific duty cycles was also quantified through a cumulative assessment of the number and severity of deceleration events. Of the duty cycles analyzed, the work trucks at Fort Carson were judged to be the best electric vehicle candidates.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Electric and Ion Propulsion