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EPRI completed a full corporate social responsibility assessment in 2015 culminating in release of its first Corporate Social Responsibility report. The report (and companion video) provides a comprehensive look at EPRI's social responsibility culture and actions around four focus areas: community, employees, operations, and research.

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Electric Transportation

The Electric Transportation program at EPRI conducts research and development on vehicle and infrastructure technologies that enable the use of electricity as a transportation fuel. The program has played a leading role in the development of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) technologies that are at the forefront of automotive industry efforts.

EPRI serves as a focal point of collaboration between the automotive and utilities industries for the advancement of infrastructure standards, vehicle demonstration programs, and advanced charging technologies for electric vehicles. In addition, our non-road electric transportation research has demonstrated the cost-effective use of battery electric vehicles in numerous commercial and industrial applications, serving as the technical foundation for successful, customer-focused utility non-road electric transportation market expansion programs.



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Annie Haas
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Phone: 704-595-2980
Email: ahaas@epri.com

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EPRI is collaborating with General Motors in developing a smart charging demonstration program that analyzes the integration of PEVs with smart grid technologies. The project will assess customers’ behaviors with electricity use as it relates to PEVs’ impacts on the grid, allowing utilities to learn how they can create balance between technical and commercial options. Information gleaned will also allow the public to understand their personal use of PEVs as it relates to their existing lifestyle and patterns of electricity use.


As part of a collaborative project with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), EPRI developed a 10-space public vehicle charging facility that incorporates a photovoltaic (PV) array on a canopy, complete with battery storage, for PEV charging. Results from this development are being used as the basis for continuing efforts to deploy a number of public charging stations throughout the Tennessee Valley and beyond. Understanding how the public will interact with this new infrastructure can allow future deployment of charging hardware in a way that best meets the needs of the driving public—while doing so in a cost-effective manner.


Commercial and industrial use of non-road vehicles, such as forklifts, cranes and tractors, is developing a new market for electric vehicle technologies. EPRI is collaborating with shipping, airline and railroad industry leaders such as Port Authority of Savannah, Georgia and Southwest Airlines to better understand the savings, efficiencies and impacts on the electricity grid of using non-road electric vehicles as part of their respective businesses.

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Although lift trucks are traditionally fueled by gasoline, propane gas or diesel fuel, more than 55% of lift vehicles currently purchased are battery-powered. EPRI’s Lift Truck Calculator will allow you to determine the true cost savings and environmental benefit of electrics versus their IC counterpart, with the ability to tailor to a specific customer.

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