Electric Vehicle Field Operations Program 2000-01-1531
Electric vehicle use has reached a new era, as vehicles are now available as commercial products from original equipment manufacturers. While previous vehicles were considered test products or prototypes, today's electric vehicles are being purchased or leased by fleet managers for utility, government, and private fleets. Unfortunately, these vehicles do not have documented histories in fleet applications, and fleet managers often need support when determining if electric vehicles fit mission requirements. In support of the electric vehicle deployment effort, the U.S. Department of Energy's Field Operations Program evaluates electric vehicles in real-world applications and environments with the goal of increasing the awareness and acceptance of electric vehicles.