The Vehicle Electrification Group at Carnegie Mellon University was founded by Professor Jeremy Michalek and Professor Jay Whitacre in 2009 to study systems-level issues of hybrid and plug-in vehicles. Research thrust areas include:
Technology: Vehicle, battery, and electric power systems, design, control and optimization
Life-cycle: economic, environmental, and energy security implications
Consumer behavior: technology adoption and driver behavior
Public policy: policy-relevant technical findings and policy analysis
Apr 2015 - Study: Charging at night can cause more harm than good, published in Environmental Science & Technology [study].