SAN FRANCISCO – ECOtality, Inc., a clean electric transportation and storage technologies provider, has achieved a milestone in the development of plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure, with the collection of more than 24 million miles of electric vehicle operating data since the inception of The EV Project.
The EV Project is currently gathering data at a rate of 100,000 miles per day. The 24 million miles recorded so far is the equivalent to 963 trips around the world. The electric fuel equivalent utilized by EV Project participants represents almost 1 million gallons of gasoline conserved by the use of electric vehicles. Cars in The EV Project have eliminated approximately 8,700 metric tons of CO2 emissions from the air. This information comes from an analysis of approximately 675,000 charge events in key EV Project markets to date, according to the company.
As part of The EV Project, ECOtality will be releasing more than 40 White Papers on various topics ranging from a study of the needs of commercial charging to regulatory issues. These white papers will be available to the public at www.theevproject.com.
ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to help build America’s future EV infrastructure. The project will study EV infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in key markets, by collecting and analyzing data from vehicles and chargers. The project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).