Impact of advanced powertrain and component technologies on energy consumption over a wide range of driving cycles

For more than 20 years, Argonne has been at the forefront to evaluate the impact of technologies on vehicle energy consumption and cost. Working closely with U.S. DOE, U.S. DOT, national laboratories, research organizations and industry partners, vehicle models for a wide variety of powertrain have been developed and validated.

At the individual vehicle level, Autonomie provide unique set of full vehicle models, including control, across the majority of powertrain and component technologies available in a market to quantify the energy and cost impact on vehicle driving cycles. Over the past decade, Autonomie applications have been expanded from light-duty passenger to also include medium and heavy duty on-road as well as off-road applications.

With the advent of connectivity and automation combined with the knowledge of the environment, RoadRunner has been developed to quantify the impact of energy-efficient vehicle and powertrain control for different routes. RoadRunner enables the study of a wide range of scenarios including eco-signal, eco-driving… both in simulation and in xIL.

Since the energy consumption is highly dependent not only on vehicle technology but also on vehicle usage, the SMART Mobility workflow has been developed to assess the impact of advanced technologies at the transportation system level using POLARIS route information. In addition to modeling vehicle operating conditions, POLARIS includes the impact on the ecosystem in which the vehicles operate (e.g., down time which at charging stations).

Energy and Cost Impacts Estimated from Individual Vehicle to Entire Transportation System