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Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC)
University: University of Central Florida
Director: David Block
Address: 1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-638-1001
Type: National

The Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) is a University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is a research and education effort to help create the nation's electric-vehicle transportation network. The project objectives are to perform research, development and education to ensure seamless integration of electric vehicles into a complex transportation network and supporting electricity grid. The EVTC will bridge the gap between deployment of electric vehicles and the traditional transportation system.

The EVTC's research, education and its associated projects are conducted to prepare the U.S. transportation system for the future influx of electric vehicles into a sustainable transportation network while at the same time, seizing the opportunity these vehicles present to enhance electric grid modernization efforts. EVs provide the unique capability of being able to store energy, thus, an EV can both use and supply energy to the nation's electric grid. The future use of "smart-grid enabled" inverters and chargers will feature real time, two-way communication and will be capable of providing live network access and the ability to remotely control both the transportation network and the electric power grid.

Research Descriptors: Computer Networks
Electrical Networks
Transportation Engineering

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