The work included in the Final Report given is part of the Electric Car Program undertaken by the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration. The goal of the ERDA program is to develop by 1979 a totally new electric car with substantially improved performance over those electric cars available in 1976. The rationale used in designing a four-passenger electric car for use in an urban environment is presented. The program reported was undertaken by the General Electric Company as prime contractor with Triad Services, Inc., as a subcontractor. The approach taken was to design an electric car utilizing current technology. On the basis of tradeoff analyses, upgrading improvements were identified which would permit the electric car to more nearly meet all of the ERDA near-term goals. A summary is given of the electric car design, including the chassis, drive train, major components, and the control. The Phase I electric car design will meet many of the ERDA near-term goals. Upgrading development programs are identified which, when incorporated in Phase II vehicle development, will result in upgraded performance, which essentially meets ERDA's near-term goals. (ERA citation 03:007065)

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-03-1294
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM