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Title: The Advanced Vehicle Research Center Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conversions, Recharging Stations, Smartgrid Support, CNG, Hydrogen, Energy Storage Military and Off-Road Test Site


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The Advanced Vehicle Research CenterHybrid
Electric Vehicle Conversions, Recharging
Stations, Smartgrid Support, CNG, Hydrogen,
Energy StorageMilitary and Off-Road Test Site
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Danville AVRC
  • 16,000 s.f. engineering building on 14 acres in
    the Cyberpark
  • Will incorporate grid compatible engine test
    cells
  • Other automotive and transportation companies
    will lease space and use services in near term
  • Adjacent 266 acres for military and off-road
    testing to mil specs.

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AVRC Virginia, Danville
The Danville location is served by Danville
regional airport and RDU International
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AVRC Virginia, Danville
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AVRC who we are and what we do
Three pillars - Commercial - Research -
Education
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COMMERCIALPlug-in Electric Conversions
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Upgrading the Hybrid Toyota Prius with 5KW
    Lithium Ion battery pack
  • 100 MPG achievable
  • More vehicles completed to date than any other
    East Coast organization.
  • Recently expanded to include Ford Escape and
    others
  • V2L and V2G

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OTHER COMMERCIAL PRODUCTSand services
  • Engine driven or PTO - 8 kW or 16 kW Solid State
    power generation - fits under hood and provides
    an excellent mobile- in Iraq and Afghanistan,
    robust power source- ideal for utility vehicles,
    construction, military, etc.
  • Battery Electric Refrigeration Units for
    refrigeration trucks to save fuel, eliminate
    idling.

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Compressed Natural Gas conversions for the Ford
Focus and Fusion from Altech-Eco.
OTHER COMMERCIAL PRODUCTSand services
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COMMERCIAL AVRC Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet
Leasing Program
  • In todays economic environment, fleet managers
    are looking more closely at their fleet fuel
    costs. Leasing a Toyota Hybrid Prius or a CNG
    Ford Focus is an option that could make all the
    difference.
  • AVRC can offer a 36 month lease option on either
    the CNG Ford Focus or a fully converted plug-in
    hybrid Toyota Prius

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This is the Coulomb ChargePoint recharging
station, provided by the Advanced Vehicle
Research Center in Danville Virginia, courtesy of
Novacharge, the authorized Virginia reseller of
Coloumb technologies.You can learn more about
Coulomb Technologies at http//www.coulombtech.com

COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
Its called an intelligent charging station, and
it is ready to hook up to todays existing power
grid or to the next generation power grid, the
SmartGrid. This is how electric and plug-in
hybrid cars now available commercially, or in
production will be able to fill up while on the
road. The AVRC has done more than a hundred
Hybrid Toyota Prius conversions, more than any
other organization.You can see exactly how a
Coloumb charging station is operated from the
following link-http//www.coulombtech.com/subscr
ibers/usestations.php
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Access to the plug under the front cover is
gained by passing a radio frequency (RFID) card
in front of the unit, which opens the front door
and accesses your account. You can then charge
your car for a few hours at work, or for a
shorter time if youre just parked while
shopping. Account holders will have unlimited
charging for a single monthly fee, or if you
dont have a monthly account you can pay as you
go.
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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The unit is wirelessly connected to the
ChargePoint network, and if charging is
interrupted the unit will automatically shut down
and it can be restarted remotely. Its ground
fault protected for safety.For the future
SmartGrid, it is also bi-directional, which will
allow you to sell power back to the electric
company during periods of peak demand.
Conveniently, it can also double as a parking
meter, and you can charge your electric vehicle
and pay for your parking at the same time.
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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ChargePoint Network subscriptions are sold in
units of "sessions," a transaction that covers
the sequence from plug-in to plug-out. Sessions
may be purchased in 3 ways one at a time in a
block of 10 sessions/month or in unlimited
sessions/month. A session has a maximum duration
of 24 hours, after which an additional session
will be billed, every additional 24-hour period.
Its worth noting that Electric and plug-in
hybrid owners will still probably do most of
their charging at home, but its good to know
that there will always be a charging station
nearby. The future is coming to a parking
garage near you!
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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Hardware Features and Specifications- Safety
Features - (GFCI, Overcurrent, Plug-out) protect
Personnel Vehicles, Prevent Energy Theft-
Bi-Directional, Utility Grade Power Measurement
Meter enables Future Smart Grid
development, 802.15.4 Radio and Zigbee protocol
support, enable Roaming. Future versions will
support PLC communication.- RFID Reader Avoids
Credit Card Reader Failures- Vacuum Fluorescent
Display Provides Low Temperature Operation-
Power Saving Mode - While Idle the Charging
Station Consumes Less Than Two Watts-
Remote Upgrades Eliminates Unnecessary Truck
Rolls
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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Security and Liability Limiting FeaturesAbility
to Lock and Release Security Cords - Avoids Cord
TheftAbility to Keep Outlets De-energized Until
User is Authenticated and Cord is Plugged
InLevel 2 Charger w/ SAE J1772 Connector
(pictured left)First company to show prototype
samples of this connector and will have the first
SAE J1772 Connector for Charging Stations. Once
Available Coulomb will be supporting Level 2
charging up to 80 Amps once cars can support it
and as the connectors are available.
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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Three Roles Operator, Installer, and
MaintainerOperator Role View and generate
reports related to the owned host. Set various
alarms and notification methods (e.g. SMS,
E-mail, etc.)Installer Role Create manager
accounts and associated privileges. Provision and
enable Smartlets, Gateways, Radio Groups, and
Circuit Groups. Create and administer logical
groupings. Set various alarms and notification
methods. View and generate various
reports.Manager Role Activate groups and
SmartLets. Modify and administer logical
groupings. Administer smartlets, gateways,
circuit groups. Set various alarms and
notification methods. View and generate various
reports.
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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Best-of-breed Enables EV Fleet Specific
Performance Status Information - Defines
Fleets By Vehicles, Departments, Drivers, and
Vehicle Templates- Allows Check-Out/Check-In of
Cars With Expected Return Time- Optional
notification to fleet manager and driver if car
not returned (or not plugged in) by designated
time, or when car completely charged.-
Exportable Usage Data on a per-charging-session
basis Start/stop time duration, kWh, Driver,
Vehicle, GHG emission savings, etc.
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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Fleet Savings Page Gasoline GHG (Live SF Data)
Displays savings for each fleet (or all fleets
combined) for last month, year, etc.Currently
provides GHG and Fuel savings will also provide
kWh.Bars for each month line for cumulative
total.Future releases will allow the data in
the graph to be exported.
COMMERCIAL SmartGrid solutions Recharging
Stations
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F150 Ford "electric hybrid conversion"
RESEARCHTransportation Energy, Technology and
Development
  • "Zed drive" is a simple conversion for a live
    rear axle. It uses an additional pinion gear
    assembly in a custom made housing to attach the
    electric motor. This housing replaces the rear
    cover plate on the existing rear axle.
    Ultracapacitors and batteries are fitted below
    floor of the tray bed or pickup body.
  • The system can be recharged via the grid and
    regenerative breaking.

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F150 Ford "electric hybrid conversion"
RESEARCHTransportation Energy, Technology and
Development
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RESEARCHTransportation Energy, Technology and
Development
  • Portable Hydrogen Refueling Station design and
    build document (completed)
  • Ethanol Efficiency in High Compression Engines
    (completed)
  • FREEDM consortium projects (ongoing)
  • New construction in Danville to include
    state-of-the-art engine test cells with grid
    connectivity for DoE CDP (started)
  • DANVILLE, VA - (MORTS)

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RESEARCH - Mobile Hydrogen Generation and Storage
Station, Design and Build Document
  • AVRC completed a design build document that
    allows schools, researchers and others to
    construct a portable H2 Mobile Generation
    refueling Station (H2MGS) - which can be truck or
    trailer-mounted, built from a master bill of
    materials with detailed instructions.
  • A solution for the H2 infrastructure problem.

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RESEARCH - Ethanol Efficiency in High
Compression Engines
  • Two vehicles have been converted to run at
    significantly higher compression ratios to
    optimize use of ethanol.

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COMMERCIAL APPLIED RESEARCH Technology
Business Development
  • University of Illinois/NPL have developed a novel
    all liquid fuel cell with sodium borohydride
    (NaBH4) as the fuel and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
    or air as the oxidizer
  • NPL, Dr. George Miley, University of Illinois
  • Fusion research,
  • (IEC) Inertial
  • Electrostatic
  • Containment.

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COLLABORATIVE RESEARCHTransportation and the
Power GridFREEDM at NCSUFuture Renewable
Electric Energy Development Management
  • Member of the multi-university FREEDM consortium.
  • DESD and DEGD will allow for development of fault
    tolerant microgrids
  • Transportation is a key element, tied to home and
    office storage devices

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EDUCATIONALWorkforce Development
  • Alternative Fuels Training Course
  • Online component from National Alternative Fuels
    Training Consortium (NAFTC) integrated with more
    current content and hands-on training by Advanced
    Vehicle Research Center staff.
  • Recruitment component for Industrial Partners.
  • AVRC is recipient of subcontract for grant
    awarded from DoE to NAFTC to develop further
    training for alternative fuels integration.

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EDUCATIONALWorkforce Development
Alternative Fuels Training Course
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STRATEGICSpecial Projects
Workforce Development Plan and Feasibility
Studies
  • AVRC contracted to develop a North Carolina
    automotive feasibility study for Northampton,
    North Carolina.
  • AVRC contracted to produce a feasibility study
    for Danville, Virginia facility.
  • AVRC contracted with the National Aerospace
    Development Center (NADC) to produce a North
    Carolina Strategic Aerospace Workforce
    Development Plan, now available to the public
    online at AVRC
  • AVRC recently contracted with Wise County
    Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to produce
    a feasibility study for an Electric Vehicle test
    center and an alternative energy program for both
    automotive, aerospace and residential sectors.

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The Advanced Vehicle Research CenterTHANK YOU
FOR YOUR ATTENTION
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