In various embodiments the present disclosure provides a system and a method for estimating energy usage in a vehicle. The system includes hardware that perform certain operations that include receiving data associated with a route to be taken by the vehicle. The operations include determining, based on the data associated with the route and a state of the vehicle, an estimate corresponding to the energy that would be used by the vehicle when traversing a segment of the route.
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 This invention was made with U.S. Government support under CRADA CRD-11-457 between General Motors, LLC and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of NREL. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.