EFFICIENCY OF COAL USE, ELECTRICITY FOR EVS VERSUS SYNFUELS FOR ICES
Data are presented to show how electric vehicles will travel approximately twice as far per ton of coal burned to produce electricity for EV propulsion, than will an ICE vehicle burning the synfuel produced from an equal amount of coal. EVs are less harmful to the environment than conventional vehicles. Synfuels should be reserved mainly for those applications for which electricity is impractical or impossible, such as planes, long-haul trucks and buses, and the petro-chemical industry.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Mueller, H G
- Wouk, V
- Publication Date: 1980-2
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Coal; Economic efficiency; Electric vehicles; Electricity; Energy balance; Internal combustion engines; Propulsion; Synthetic fuels; Trucks; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Propulsion systems
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00315094
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800109
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM