Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Center

NANTUCKET / Nantucket Island Project Center

Abstract

The goal of this project was to assist the Nantucket Energy Office by assessing the impacts associated with an increase of electric vehicles (EVs) on the island of Nantucket. This goal was achieved by surveying public opinion and gathering key stakeholder perspectives on EV charging and growth, and EV-based public transportation. Additionally, the project group assessed Nantucket’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, usage patterns, and grid impacts. Based on the survey results and other findings, the project group developed policy and infrastructure recommendations for the Nantucket Energy Office. Among the recommendations were locations for public EV charging stations, awareness and outreach initiatives, and the further exploration of public EV transportation on Nantucket.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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