Mount Logan Middle School Students Test Electric Cart

On June 12th, students from Mount Logan Middle School test out their electric cart on the EVR (Electric Vehicle & Roadway) track. They will be participating this fall in a Green Power competition at the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how far their car can go on a charge using just two 12 volt batteries. Last we counted, they were over 40 laps and the cart was still going!

A video of the cart in action can be found here.

Department of Energy Announces $18M to Accelerate EV Development

The Department of Energy announced $18M to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and alternative fuels. The funds will be distributed between five different projects across the nation, including $3.9M to PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power. The project will establish an interstate PEV charging network of over 1,500 miles across Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming through installation, operation, and data collection.

Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Facility Operational

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Utah State University's new Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) test facility is complete and is nearing full operation. Construction on the test track and lab building is complete and new equiptment, including a state of the art dynamometer for testing vehicle capabilities, has arrived. The facility will be fully operable by September 2015.