The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road.  These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The AVTA runs the Electric Drive and Advanced Battery and Components Testbed to capture batteries’ real-world performance.  The Testbed simulates battery charging as well as on-road driving.  Researchers run the Testbed on a daily basis on cycles that represent typical driving and charging patterns.  This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory and presented at the 2014 Annual Merit Review.