Accelerated Vehicle Testing provides a way to rapidly collect performance and reliability data for advanced vehicle technologies. Accelerated Vehicle Testing procedures have been developed under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy for the following types of vehicles:
- Battery Electric Vehicle
- Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
- Hybrid Electric Vehicle
- Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
- Hydrogen ICE Vehicle
Accelerated Vehicle Testing typically utilizes dedicated drivers in a carefully controlled environment with the goal of performing repeatable drive cycles and maximizing the number of miles driven in a limited time period. On-board data is collected on the vehicles utilizing either the eTec developed data collection system or data provided through the vehicle manufacturers system. Other data collected includes fuel use, maintenance costs and vehicle reliability.
For additional information about the work eTec and its sister company, Electric Transportation Applications (ETA), is doing with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), please visit http://avt.inl.gov/