ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF HYBRID VEHICLES: SUMMARY

The potential of hybrid vehicles as a replacement of the conventional gasoline or diesel fueled internal combustion engine vehicle within the next 20 to 30 years, was assessed. Hybrid vehicle designs and applications which are technically and economically viable were studied to determine if reductions in petroleum usage were large enough to warrant major expenditures of research and development funds. Critical technical areas where research and development can be most usefully concentrated were indentified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  USA  91103

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20546
  • Authors:
    • Surber, F T
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-163059, JPL-PUB-80-13
  • Contract Numbers: NAS7-100, EM-78-I-01-4290
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM