Electricore has selected consultancy Ricardo Inc. to assist the company in conducting a survey of the commercial plug-in electric vehicle (EV) marketplace – a project that recently received grant funds from the California Energy Commission.
The project will provide important industry knowledge about the market value and best use of battery systems – knowledge that will be essential to the continued development and economic success of California's growing plug-in EV market.
Using primary research to document lessons learned from previous efforts and updated techno-economic modeling, the team will provide recommendations for battery system design standardization, value analysis justification and identify potential paths to commercial adoption of the proposed standards.
Other members of the team include San Diego Gas & Electric, the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) and BMW. Ricardo will focus on technical consulting and commercial and business strategy.