A Day in the Life of a ZEV•NET Shared-Use Electric Station Car
ZEV·NET is a research program designed to provide convenient
environmentally sensitive transportation alternatives to commuters for traveling
to work, daytime meetings and appointments. The acronym “ZEV·NET” stands
for Zero Emission Vehicle· Network Enabled Transport and represents
the program’s use of electric vehicles that are equipped with Global
Positioning System (GPS) technology in
conjunction with scheduling software so that the vehicles can be efficiently shared among commuters.
ZEV· NET is a not-for-profit venture that includes a research component. Its purpose is to:
- Develop relevant information technologies and to facilitate standardized protocols and procedures;
- Create a model that best serves the commuting public and corporate business sector;
- Integrate station cars with photovoltaic (solar) panels and stationary fuel cells in order to establish a truly zero-emission transportation strategy; and
- Establish a test bed for intelligent transportation system sensors and information technology.