PHEV-CIM / PEV-CIM

PHEV-CIM  is now  PEV-CIM !

The ‘Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle – Charge Impact Model’ (PHEV-CIM) software tool was originally developed with a focus on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). PHEV-CIM has now been expanded to cover all types of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) and has therefore been renamed to “PEV-CIM”.

Besides, PEV-CIM features a major update of the vehicle performance databases for Battery Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Conventional Vehicles.

 

The ‘Plug-in Electric Vehicle - Charge Impact Model’ (PEV-CIM) has been developed to investigate the impact that the charging of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) will have on the future electricity grid and on emissions in Canada.

PEV-CIM is an easy-to-use software tool for utilities, fleet owners, governments, academics and others. PEV-CIM has four modes of operation, related to four different aspects of the integration of electric vehicles into the Canadian energy system:           

  1. Grid Impact mode 
    Determine the impact of PEV charging on power generation capacity
  2. Fleet Comparison mode     
    Compare costs and emissions of PEVs, HEVs and Conventional Vehicles
  3. Emissions mode     
    Identify the emission reduction potential of PEVs
  4. Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) mode         
    Assess the potential for PEVs to supply power to the grid

PEV-CIM is a flexible tool that comes with extended databases for all major inputs, but also allows users to specify their own inputs.

The model can be used for simulation of all fleet sizes, from the evaluation of the impact of a single vehicle up to the aggregated effect of a large fleet of different vehicles following various driving and charging scenarios.

System requirements

PEV-CIM was developed under Microsoft Excel 2003 (Windows XP).
A customized version was made for use under Excel 2010 (Windows7).

For a proper operation of the software tool, the user MUST allow Excel to run macros (see below).

Downloading the software

Different versions of the model were developed for optimal performance under various versions of Excel. Please download the version of the software optimized for your version of Excel.

Excel 2003

The model contains macros that are indispensible for the proper operation of the software tool. Please follow these steps to ensure that Excel will be able to run the software:

  • In Excel, select the Tools menu, the Options command, the Security tab, and click the Macro Security button. Set the security level to ‘medium’.
  • When opening the PEV-CIM file, a security message will indicate that the file contains macros. Click on the Enable Macros button.

Click here to download PEV-CIM for Excel 2003 **PLEASE NOTE: For a proper operation of the software tool, the user MUST allow Excel to run macros.

Excel 2010

The model contains macros that are indispensible for the proper operation of the software tool. Please follow these steps to ensure that Excel will be able to run the software:

  • In Excel, click the File tab, click Options, and then click the Trust Center category. Click Trust Center Settings, and then click the Macro Settings category and select ‘Disable all macros with notification’.
  • When opening the PEV-CIM file, a security message will indicate that ‘Some active content has been disabled’. Click on the Enable Content button.

Click here to download PEV-CIM for Excel 2010 **PLEASE NOTE: For a proper operation of the software tool, the user MUST allow Excel to run macros.

To install the software

Download the file “PEV-CIM_v_2_0_Excel2003.zip” (for Excel 2003) or “PEV-CIM_v_2_0_Excel2010.zip” (for Excel 2010) to your hard drive and extract the archived Excel file. The tool is ready for use in Excel.

Feedback

We would very much appreciate your comments and suggestions regarding the software tool. Please send your feedback to: phev-cim@nrcan.gc.ca