PHEV Education and Research Website

Hello, and welcome to the Western Michigan University Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research, Education and Media site! Through this site you will be able to find a variety of educational resources to help you further understand what a PHEV is and what our research is entailing. For our research we are using a converted Toyota Prius for our PHEV. For our wind turbine, we are using a small residential Skystream 3.7, installed by Bauer Power. The main focus of our research is to test the feasibility of a smaller residential wind turbine being able to provide the needed electricity to fuel a PHEV for traveling to just work as well as all other traveling needed.

In August 2009, a V2Green "smart grid" electricity management and monitoring system was installed to our PHEV. This system specifically allows us to monitor the flow of electricity from the grid to the PHEV as well as other performance data, gathered while driving. The V2Green system uses a Vehicle Connectivity Module (VCM) to monitor various pieces of data while driving and then report them to the Gridpoint/V2Green server using a cellular data modem. Below you will find the web link to the V2Green login webpage. With the information listed below, you will be able to log in and look at our PHEV or you can look at the entire "fleet" we have been grouped with.

User Name: WMU-Guest
Password: PHEV-1
(Username and Password are case sensitive.)

INL PHEV Monthly Report
Date Range
9/2/2011 to 9/30/2011
8/1/2011 to 8/31/2011
7/2/2011 to 7/28/2011
6/1/2011 to 6/28/2011
5/1/2011 to 5/31/2011
4/1/2011 to 4/30/2011
3/1/2011 to 3/31/2011
2/1/2011 to 2/28/2011
1/1/2011 to 1/31/2011
12/1/2010 to 12/31/2010
11/1/2010 to 11/30/2010
10/1/2010 to 10/31/2010
9/1/2010 to 9/30/2010
8/1/2010 to 8/31/2010
7/1/2010 to 7/31/2010
6/4/2010 to 6/30/2010
5/1/2010 to 5/31/2010
4/1/2010 to 4/28/2010
3/1/2010 to 3/31/2010
2/1/2010 to 2/28/2010
1/1/2010 to 1/31/2010
12/4/2009 to 12/31/2009
11/1/2009 to 11/30/2009
10/1/2009 to 10/30/2009
9/8/2009 to 9/30/2009

PHEV Seasonal Report
Date Range
6/1/2011 to 8/31/2011
6/4/2010 to 8/31/2010
3/1/2010 to 5/31/2010
12/4/2009 to 2/28/2010
9/8/2009 to 11/30/2009

PHEV Yearly Report
Date Range
1/1/2010 to 12/31/2010
9/8/2009 to 9/30/2010

Presentation Videos

On September 25, 2009, a presentation on Electrified Transportation and Wind Energy was held at CEAS Campus. To view the videos from this presentation Click Here.

Research Papers

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Clean Transportation Technology Innovation - Western Michigan University: WMU was recognized for its wind charged Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle program and project, Tuesday Sept. 29, at the Michigan Clean Transportation Expo and Awards Gala (MCT), In Novi Michigan.

PHEV Wind Charging Poster

PHEV Powerpoint

PHEV Research Project Survey


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