Quantifying Impact of Transportation Electrification on Electrical Power Grid and CO2 Emissions through Big Data Analysis of Vehicle Driving and Charging Profiles

In this project, charging and driving data of 1000 electric vehicles (EVs) across Canada will be monitored and analyzed to figure out the impact of EVs on the electrical power grid, and their potential capability to reduce CO2 emissions. For this purpose, the degree to which a particular electricity grid profile, the vehicle type and driving style, and charging patterns impact CO2 emissions will be studied. This project will also try to improve the understanding of required charging infrastructure for EVs to address customersÂ’ range anxiety, and help infrastructure providers with decision making. Outcomes of this research will enable FleetCarma to further communicate with local distribution companies (LDCs) in Canada to manage their supply and demand profiles. TO BE CONT'D

Ehsan Samadani
Faculty Supervisor: 
Michael Fowler
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