The PHEV Research Center (or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center) in the University of California, Davis, United States, provides technology and policy guidance to the state, and to help solve research questions and address commercialization issues for PHEVs.
It was launched in 2007 with fundings from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program.
Advisory Council 
The Advisory Council members and organizations, as of February 2010, include employees and representatives of:
Research happens in five distinct areas:
- Modeling alternative PHEV designs and battery performance testing
- Impacts of PHEVs on the electrical grid
- Consumers and PHEVs
- Environmental impacts of PHEVs
- Lifecycle costs of PHEVs
The PHEV Center will conduct this research through a coordinated statewide demonstration of PHEVs. The Center plans to begin with hybrid passenger vehicles that have been converted to plug-in hybrids. It will expand its program to include medium-duty trucks, and will encourage the conversion of other passenger vehicle hybrids to broaden scope of study, eventually evolving to dedicated PHEVs made by original equipment manufacturers.
UC Davis InnovationAccess 
Pioneering inventions in plug-in hybrid vehicle technology and transmission systems developed at UC Davis have been licensed to Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI) of Palo Alto in Silicon Valley.
See also 
- ^ UC Davis News & Information :: Plug-in Hybrid Technologies Licensed
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