Systems of Systems

Electrified transportation is a paradigm shift that will transform the transportation and utility industries. The move away from conventional internal combustion engine vehicles will dramatically change energy use and production, emissions, transportation economics and ultimately, travel patterns and demand. The ultimate architecture and impact of electrified transport is yet to be determined. There is a need to better understand the dynamics of technology role out.


  1. Develop system-level simulator capable of evaluating the impacts of roadway electrification on transportation and power networks.
  2. Establish a baseline for sustainability and refining estimates of air quality and health benefits of vehicle electrification.
  3. Refine the baseline adoption metrics and models for transportation electrification with a social sciences and equity lens.
  4. Development of an integrated assessment model that supports the evaluation of different charging technologies through techno-economic and life cycle assessment.
  5. Development of tools, systems, software applications, contracts, and marketplace for distributed, scalable, fair charging of EVs that removes barriers to EV adoption.
  6. Develop an economic model for EV charging/discharging to participate in the electricity market and evaluate the emissions induced by EV charging.
  7. Develop a modeling framework for the equitable and efficient deployment of charging infrastructure in transportation networks.

The ultimate goal of this project is to support strategic investment by the center and IIB members, and support the deployment of optimal and just electrified transportation solutions. This is being facilitated through the development of interconnected models that work synergistically with the other three projects and corresponding tasks across the center.