The goal of this project is to assess the roles of inductive charging in improving the operation of battery electric trucks (BETs), with a focus on those in drayage application at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The assessment will be based on real-world activity data of heavy-duty trucks from multiple fleets that perform drayage operation at the ports. Specifically, the project team will analyze the potential for wireless opportunity charging while BETs are queuing at terminal gates at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and evaluate how much the energy gains from such wireless charging can help increase the number of trips and tours that can be performed if the current diesel trucks are turned over to BETs.
Research Investigators (PI*)
Dr. Kanok Boriboonsomsin*, University of California, Riverside
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CARTEEH Focus Area(s)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521