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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. Target goals include deployment of #200 PEVs to fleet deployment partners, along with #13,000 PEV rentals to be used through on demand rental programs.
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USU College of Engineering, "Department of Energy Announces $18M to Accelerate EV Development | Utah State University Power Electronics Lab" (2015). College of Engineering News. 170.