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Fuel Electricity and Plug-In Electric Vehicles in an LCFS: Appendices

UCD-ITS-RR-11-35

Research Report

Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS), Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center

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Yang, Christopher (2011) Fuel Electricity and Plug-In Electric Vehicles in an LCFS: Appendices. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-11-35

Recent test data from the EPA on current PEVs, the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, show equivalent fuel economy for these vehicles is quite high (EPA combined 99 and 93 mpgge1, respectively) when using electricity (EPA 2011). Comparison of these fuel economies with equivalent ICE vehicles, Nissan’s Versa (combined 27-30 mpg, depending on transmission type) and the Chevy Cruze (combined 27-28 mpg, depending on engine displacement), yield additional data points for the EER of driving on fuel electricity.