The Electric Vehicle Widespread Analysis for Tomorrow’s Transportation Solutions Project (EV WATTS) project, developed by Energetics and funded by the Department of Energy, aims to collect and analyze EV performance across the country. To do this, they have partnered with Clean Cities coalitions to create an anonymized database of electric vehicle information, drawing from fleets, charging infrastructure, and individual owners.
If you have not yet heard of the EV WATTS project and drive a plug-in electric vehicle, we would love your involvement!
EV WATTS (Electric Vehicle Widespread Analysis for Tomorrow’s Transportation Solutions) is a national project from Energetics. Clean Cities Coalitions across the country have partnered with Energetics to collect real-world use data from fleets and individual owners.
Both Middle-West and East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalitions are working with Energetics to collect data from fleets, charging infrastructures, and individual EV drivers. This data will inform future projects for EV outreach, dealership locations, and infrastructure augmentation in Tennessee and across the country. With widespread electrification becoming more and more necessary to address the transportation sector’s growing impact on greenhouse gas emissions, data collected in this project will be vital for showing just how feasible the transition to an electric vehicle can be.
Participation is simple. Energetics will professionally install a telematics device in your vehicle that will collect anonymized data on charging and driving patterns. These devices will then be removed after 12-18 months, leaving no impact on your vehicle.
In addition to providing invaluable data to promote EV adoption, there are benefits for you as a driver! Upon the project’s completion, you will receive a personalized package outlining your vehicle’s charging and driving patterns.
Again, all data collected by the telematics device will be completely anonymized. You can view the official Data Sharing Agreement here. After reading the agreement, if you decide that you would like to participate in this project or you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would prefer to send a paper copy of the agreement, please send it to the following address:
East Tennessee Clean Fuels
Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment
311 Conference Center Building
Knoxville, TN 37996