Vehicle Electrification Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Vehicle Electrification Group

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:

  1. Technology: Vehicle, battery, and electric power systems, design, control and optimization
  2. Life-cycle: economic, environmental, and energy security implications
  3. Consumer behavior: technology adoption and driver behavior
  4. Public policy: policy-relevant technical findings and policy analysis

Top News

  • Apr 2015 - Study: Charging at night can cause more harm than good, published in Environmental Science & Technology [study].
  • Feb 2015 - Study: EV range, efficiency better in mild weather regions, published in Environmenal Science & Technology [study] [press release] [Science Magazine] [podcast].
  • Feb 2015 - Study: China may adopt EVs first, published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [study] [press release].
  • Oct 2014 - Study: Big factories won't make EV batteries cheap, published in Journal of Power Sources [study] [press release].
  • Dec 2013 - Study: EVs cheaper to charge if electricity providers control charging speed, published in Applied Energy [study] [press release] [NYTimes].
  • Nov 2013 - Study: EV adoption limited by residential parking, published in Transportation Research Part D [study] [press release] [NYTimes].
  • July 2013 - Opinion: Vehicle electrification strategy in Carnegie Mellon Today [article].
  • June 2013 - Study: Hybrid & electric vehicles better for city drivers, published in Energy Policy [study] [press release].
  • Jan 2013 - Interview: Prof. Michalek interviewed in The Daily Beast about hybrid and electric vehicles [interview].
  • Jan 2013 - Study: Public charging infrastructure expensive way to save gasoline, published in Energy Policy [study] [press release].
  • Oct 2012 - Three studies optimize plug-in vehicle fleets for minimium cost & GHGs [study 1] [study 2] [study 3]
  • Sept 2011 - Study: Small-battery plug-in hybrids offer more benefits, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [study] [policy brief] [press release] [magazine article].

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