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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Mueller, H G
    • Wouk, V
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM