Mike Tinskey, Ford -- "Trends in 'Energi': Impacting the Way we Refuel our Vehicles"
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Mike Tinskey, Ford -- "Trends in 'Energi': Impacting the Way we Refuel our Vehicles"
Trends in “Energi”
Impacting the Way We Refuel Our Vehicles
Mike Tinskey, Director, Vehicle Electrification &
• Simply “not getting worse” is not good enough
• Customers globally expect more fuel efficient / low CO2 vehicles
• This is a long-term commitment for a sustainable future
High Value Technology Migration
EPAS Grill Shutters Stop/Start
High Value Vehicle and Powertrain Technologies Are Implemented Systematically across
Vehicle Nameplates to Maximize Engineering Efficiency and Minimize Technology Cost
Electrified Sales are Increasing at a Accelerated Rate.
The first 2% took 8 years, the second 2% took one year.
HEV/PHEV/EV Sales as Percent of Industry
June 2011 to Present
Interest in electrified vehicles continues to grow, with over 60% of customers
interested in purchasing hybrids, and over 25% interested in Plug-Ins.
Showroom Interest & Decision Factors
Why Are Electric Vehicles so Efficient and Low Cost
• Electric Motor Efficiency, electric motors are capable of torque at zero speed – and have high efficiencies.
• Downsized Engine, with parallel hybrids and plug-in hybrids, the engine can be smaller, and run a more efficient cycle.
• Regenerative braking, capable of capturing and reusing more than 90 percent of the braking energy normally lost
during the braking process
• Start/Stop, engine can be shut off when not needed – including in traffic and city stops/lights.
• Hybrid transmission (CVT), capable of operating at high speeds and in a smooth, fuel-efficient manner
• Electricity Costs, Electricity costs to drive are about 30% of the cost of gasoline – and have been historically stable.
• EV mode button:, allows a driver to switch vehicle operation between three modes: all-electric, normal hybrid operation
and conserve battery power for later use
Electrified vehicles have an inherent advantage over tradition powertrains
because they have a storage device and an efficient powertrain.
Ford CNG Sales
CNG Sales & Pricing
CNG Vehicle Prices and Infrastructure are still the challenge. Ford has
experienced 350% growth in the commercial segments.
Infrastructure Continues to Develop
• Public Electric Charge Stations 1
• US: 12,000
• Europe: 15,000
• US: 566 Public CNG Refilling Stations 2
• US: 10 Public Hydrogen Refilling Stations 2
Notes: 1 – Source PlugShare, 2 – Source DOE Alt Fuels Database
EV Charge Stations experienced the highest growth since 2009.
• Congestion mitigation
• Car-share programs
• VMT reduction policies
• Urban planning
• In vehicle warning systems (blindspot, collision)
• Wireless communication via Wi-Fi or short-
range communications between vehicles
By reducing crashes, intelligent vehicles could ease traffic delays, which would save
drivers both time and fuel costs. Congestion also could be avoided through a network
of intelligent vehicles and infrastructure that processes traffic and road information.
A traffic management center would send this information to intelligent vehicles,
which could then suggest less congested routes to drivers.
EcoMode• Coaches consumers
in the art of eco-
driving with real-time
• Provides scoring &
• Testing shows an
average 24% fuel
MyFord Touch with EcoRoute
with EcoGuide• Unique cluster
for hybrid owners
• Coaching to
efficiency – with
feedback & rewards
• Configurable full-color
• Real-time feedback on vehicle fuel efficiency and performance
• Map-based navigation system that instantly calculates the most fuel
• Testing demonstrated fuel economy gains of up to 15%
1st Gen EV Battery 2nd Gen EV Battery
Size, Uniqueness, Critical Mass, Future Improvements, and Economics
make a secondary life of batteries a challenge. Plan for recycling.
• Ford , along with other OEMs, is developing the HVB end of life
recycling infrastructure. Connecting scrap buyers with dismantlers who
have HVBs to recycle.
• Provide educational material on
– Battery removal
– Call center for end of life vehicle dismantlers through the End of Life Vehicle
Solutions Corporation (ELVS)
• ELVS created to promote the industry’s environmental efforts in
recyclability, education and outreach, and the proper management of
substances of concern.
• Since 2006, ELVS has managed on a nationwide basis, programs to
collect, transport, retort, recycle, or dispose of elemental mercury from
– There are over 9,000 U.S. vehicle recyclers (automotive dismantlers and
shredders) in the mercury switch collection program.
End of Life High Voltage Battery (HVB) Recycling
NiMH HVB recycling is well established; Actions have been put in place to address
recycling of LiIon HVBs
NiMH HVB recycling
The free market appears to be recycling NiMH batteries due to the value of the nickel.
Transportation costs to battery recyclers are an offset to the material value for vehicle
NiMH batteries are considered universal waste which have less strict shipping and
disposal requirements than hazardous wastes.
LiIon HVB recycling processes are being developed
Because of the low material value, other recycling measures must be taken
There is a significant cost for recycling LiIon batteries.
LiIon batteries are more of a concern because they are classified as hazardous / reactive
Ford is working with HVB recyclers on a solution that addresses these concerns
Future Market Evolution & Mobility
The world has moved
from cities designed
around cars to mobility
& Urban Form
Each city/region may
develop into a entity with
unique needs for fueling
Hypothesis is that fuel preference and technology solutions will become more
regional and that product flexibility will be the ultimate success factor.
Increase in New
with limited Energy
High Costs of Peak
Growth of Plug-In
Electric Utilities Face Unprecedented Change
Smart Meter Installations: 36M May 2012, 45M Dec 2012
65M Dec 2015
US Smart Meter Deployments
Roughly one-third of US homes has a smart meter installed.
Time of Use Rates
• Time of Use Pricing is the concept that electricity prices for
consumers vary by the hour that the electricity is consumed.
• Time of Use Rates are enabled by the installation of a smart meter
with measurement and communication capabilities. Deployment of
smart meters with capability to offer TOU rates covers roughly 45%
of the population by 2015.
• Allows customers to vary their usage in response to such prices and
manage their energy costs by shifting usage to a lower cost period
or reducing their consumption overall
• Differential between day and night rates can be significant (10x)
• Complexity in utility TOU rates is increasing, including Summer vs.
Winter TOU tariffs, multi and mid-peak rates, and TOU tiers. Value
Charging solution shields the customer from this complexity.
*Based on Energy Charges Only using an average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer
of 11,496 kWh (EIA - http://www.eia.gov). (WASHINGTON, January 28, 2013) Today’s national average price for a gallon
of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.35. (AAA).
CHARGE MORE, PAY LESS
GAS VS. ELECTRIC (20 MILE TRIP)
Driving on electricity is about ¼ the cost of driving on gasoline – and could
be even less if vehicle is charged during off-peak rates (~$1 - $2 per charge).
Tiered vs. Time of Use Rates – US/Canada
Time of Use Rates are Going From “Simple” to “Complex”.
The Clean Energy Standard Grid Requires More Natural Gas
And More Renewables
• Grid for Proposed Clean Energy Standard
improves CO2 emissions by 38%, consistent
with EPRI target to achieve 450 ppm glidepath
• Reduce coal fired plants by half to about 300
(to 900 billion kWh)
• Increase Natural Gas plants by 1,000 to 2,700
(to 1,600 billion kWh)
• Maintain 104 nuclear reactors presently in
service (800 billion kWh)
• Increase Renewables by 600 billion kWh (for
instance, adding 36,000 wind turbines,
growing wind power from 3% to 20% of US
energy, feasible per DOE)
AssumptionsComposition of Electric Grid
2025 U.S. Grid For
Grid Proposed Clean
Average Annual Electricity Usage
Per US Home (kWh/year)
• Ford, along with Georgia Tech, has teamed up with cross
industry partners on a project that shows our strong
commitment to sustainability and a strong interest in
improving the environment.
• This project was developed to show how a U.S. middle‐
class family can affordably do their part to improve the
environment in any part of the country with
energy efficient load elements
a user‐friendly home energy monitor
and the incorporation of utility Time of use rates
• The integration of these components allow a home
owner to optimize their energy usage, thus
saving money and
improving their CO2 footprint
• All Partners have a commitment to sustainability and
environmental CO2 footprint improvements
Collaborate with key partners to design, develop, and demonstrate ways to
use energy smarter and more efficiently using recent technological advances.
By retrofitting a home with an EV, new
appliances, solar panels, and other home
devices, we have identified significant energy
savings, CO2 improvements, and home owner
Georgia Tech modeling results
•predicts a 60% reduction in energy costs.
•and over 8,000kg of CO2 saved from a
single home. (~56% improvement)
If every home in the US were to implement
our proposed energy saving technologies, it
would be equivalent to eliminating 26 million
homes from the US electric grid.
If every home in the US were to implement our proposed energy saving
technologies, it would be equivalent to eliminating 26 million homes.
1. Baseline 2. Add PV 3. Add CMAX4. Add Appliances5. Add TOU
1. Baseline 2. Add PV 3. Add CMAX4. Add Appliances5. Add TOU
Integrated Approach With
A Sustainable Electrified Market Depends On Close Cooperation
Between All Stakeholders
Ford’s Sustainability Strategy
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