ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES IN THE URBAN FUTURE

Electric and hybrid vehicles (EHVs) are under development which could provide an alternative to conventional vehicles in urban areas in the not-too-distant future. The purpose of this paper is to present basic EHV information to transportation energy planners and engineers. The paper outlines: (1) the market potential for EHVs (trucks, buses, and automobiles) based on the work of several research groups and on expected technological characteristics of EHVs; (2) an assessment of the impacts of EHVs on the urban structure and transport systems as well as urban enviromental systems; and (3) current programs designed to accelerate the utilization of EHVs. In the assessment 61 types of vehicles are characterized and set in five distinct market scenarios. The paper concludes that the potential for significant EHV markets by the year 2000 is high and an overall net benefit to urban areas will result. (ERA citation 05:012158)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International conference on energy use management, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 22 Oct 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  USA  60439

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Singh, M K
    • Bernard III, M J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM