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  • Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Your Data Can Expand Knowledge of Alaska’s Electric Vehicles

ACEP developed a web-based calculator for electric vehicle fuel costs and emissions for Alaska communities. The work was made possible by Alaska Energy Authority funding for the Alaska Electric Vehicle Working Group.

Using this calculator, users identify their communities and select a range of inputs on vehicle use (daily mileage, parked in a garage or outside, etc.) The output compares the EV’s energy costs and emissions to an internal combustion vehicle.

Data from EVs in Alaska can help fill in the gaps in knowledge for energy use and performance in extreme cold temperatures. ACEP is currently gathering data on EV energy use in Alaska. If you have an EV and are willing to share your data, contact Michelle Wilber at mmwilber@alaska.edu.

 

The Parks Highway in December, 2020. Photo by Amanda Byrd.