California Clean Mobility Project (CCMP) Phase II: Behavioral and Energy Impact Analysis of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHV) in Northern California

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Advanced Vehicles and Fuels

The “California Clean Mobility Project” (CCMP) is a multi-year effort including multiple UC campuses, California agencies, and local air districts. Phase I of the CCMP included comparative research about driver perceptions and energy and environmental impacts between conventional Prius hybrid vehicles, Toyota prototype plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHV), and Toyota prototype Highlander fuel-cell hybrid vehicles (FCHV). 

During Phase II of the CCMP, TSRC researchers have deployed 10 conventional Prius hybrid vehicles and 10 Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHVs) in real-world driving situations in Northern California. Toyota Motor Sales is providing the vehicles for this study. The purpose of this phase of the research is to gain a stronger understanding of driver response to the PHVs in relation to conventional Prius hybrids, including response to a variety of charging scenarios. This information will be used to help inform associated technical, economic, and environmental assessments of PHVs and other advanced vehicles.

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