Because it can be made from a number of domestically produced renewable feedstocks and has the potential to reduce air pollution problems, electricity could become an important transportation fuel in the U.S. Current electric vehicles have a short driving range per charge, however, which limits their marketability. One strategy for eliminating the range problem is to supplement vehicle battery energy with electricity supplied through the roadway. If optimistic projections of technology improvement and cost reductions are realized, electric highways could be commonplace in the next century. This paper analyzes the uncertainties that will determine the fate of electric highways.

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  • Accession Number: 00496516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM