SPECIAL PURPOSE URBAN CARS

THREE SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT URBAN CARS (THE 512 CAR SERIES) WERE TESTED BY GENERAL MOTORS. ONE BASIC BODY CONFIGURATION UTILIZED THREE DIFFERENT POWERPLANTS: A CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE ENGINE, A BATTERY-ELECTRIC, AND A HYBRID GASOLINE- ELECTRIC. THESE SMALL CARS WOULD HELP RELIEVE URBAN TRAFFIC AND PARKING PROBLEMS; THEIR LOW POWER REQUIREMENTS (TOP SPEED 30-45 MPH) RESULT IN LOW EXHAUST EMISSIONS. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No Sae-690461, 32 PP, 9 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  USA  48090
  • Authors:
    • Gumbleton, J J
    • Frank, D L
    • Genslak, S L
    • Lucas, A G
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1971 12:00AM