Marquette's All-Electric Ford E150 Van

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Presented by Dr. George Corliss, Marquette University, on May 7, 2013, at the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program Partner Showcase in Madison, WI.

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Marquette's All-Electric Ford E150 Van

  1. 1. Marquette’s eLIMOAll-Electric Ford E150VanDr. George CorlissElectrical & Computer Engr. Point: Education, esp. engineeringdrives economic developmentEvidence: eLIMOFriday, April 26, 13
  2. 2. StoryMU LIMO programStudent safety & convenience for 26 yearsIn Milwaukee campus neighborhoodEst. < 5 mpg - Frequent stops & idleEngineering Senior Design Course2007: Let’s convert LIMO to electricAlmost “NO”Remove engine, transmission, & moreAzure 55 HP electric motor & driveRevised drive trainValence Technologies LI ion batteriesPower steering, brakes, heating, controls2011: LicensedIn service2013: Here46 students, 6 teamsFriday, April 26, 13
  3. 3. SupportersMarquette UniversityWisconsin State Energy OfficeMU Student GovernmentMilwaukee Area Technical CollegeRockwell AutomationNational Wildlife FederationBraeger ChevyJohnson ControlsValence BatteriesNational InstrumentsChallengesCharging stationDrive trainHeaterDiode blowsAccelerator springDome lightHorn short?Ignition wiresControl - driver interfaceFriday, April 26, 13
  4. 4. SupportersMarquette UniversityWisconsin State Energy OfficeMU Student GovernmentMilwaukee Area Technical CollegeRockwell AutomationNational Wildlife FederationBraeger ChevyJohnson ControlsValence BatteriesNational InstrumentsChallengesCharging stationDrive trainHeaterDiode blowsAccelerator springDome lightHorn short?Ignition wiresControl - driver interfaceFleet managementvs. university?Friday, April 26, 13
  5. 5. Some AppearancesMU Graduation 2011Green Energy Summit 2012Sustainability Summit 2013MU Engineering Open HousesDedication, Engineering HallAlumni Reunion 2012GreenVehicles Showcase, 2012, 2013WCT Partner Showcase, 2013Performance (van)I’m here (via Oconomowoc)Range depends on temperature40 - 80 mi per 30 KWH charge3 - 4 hours in intended use35 mph intended max. speedPerformance (students)All employedProject managementCreative problem solvingTeamworkEngineering skillsFriday, April 26, 13
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  7. 7. AlumniVoicesFriday, April 26, 13
  8. 8. Marquette’s eLIMOGeorge.Corliss@Marquette.eduFriday, April 26, 13

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