EFFECT OF MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Batteries for electric vehicle propulsion can be developed to effect trade-offs between short-term peak power capability and energy storage capacity. Such batteries in combination with a mechanical energy storage device can optimize both power and range capability of an electric vehicle. Equations are derived for determining the vehicle mass fraction of the mechanical energy storage system that is required to achieve a vehicle mass saving or increase in range. The extent to which mechanical energy storage systems can improve electric vehicle performance depends upon the battery type and the vehicle power/mass requirements

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fourteenth Intersociety Energy Conversion Conference, Boston, MA, 5 August 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Schwartz, M W
  • Publication Date: 1979-5-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-790803-17
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM