Research in the Vehicle Electrification Group focuses on the following thrust areas:
We study the state of technology, innovation, design, control, and optimization of vehicle and battery systems and the electric power grid to improve efficiency, performance, and cost effectiveness.
We analyze the life cycle economic, environmental, and energy security implications of electrified vehicles to determine their impact and identify key factors that drive these outcomes.
Electrified vehicles only make impact to the extent they are adopted. We study consumer purchasing behavior as well as the behavior of drivers.
We assess implications of alternative public policies for addressing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, petroleum consumption, and the development and adoption of new technologies.