February 22, 2012
The EV Project
In August of 2009, ECOtality was awarded a cost-reimbursement grant of $99.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to undertake the largest deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and installation of charging-infrastructures in history – now known as The EV Project.
In June 2010, The EV Project was granted an additional $15 million by the U.S. Department of Energy. With partner matches – including Chevrolet and Nissan – the total value of the Project is now approximately $230 million.
The EV Project collects and analyzes data to characterize vehicle use in diverse topographic and climatic conditions, evaluates the effectiveness of charge
infrastructure, and conducts trials of various revenue systems for commercial and public charge infrastructures. The ultimate goal of The EV Project is to take the lessons learned from the deployment of these first 8,300 EVs, and the charging infrastructure supporting them, to enable the streamlined deployment of the next 5,000,000 EVs.
To learn more about how ECOtality, Chevrolet, and Nissan are creating the richest EV infrastructure in history, visit The EV Project.