Developed as a total system, the ETV-1 incorporates improvemetns in vehicle design, electronics and battery technology. Performance of the ETV-1 is enhanced by lightweight construction, low aerodynamic drag, and low rolling resistance. Efficiency of the electrical drive subsystem is optimized through the use of a separately excited drive motor with transistorized armature and field controls. An improved lead-acid battery is used to provide high energy and power density. The test vehicles have demonstrated outstanding performance, including an urban driving range of 119 km, a top speed of 112 km/hr, and a O to 48 km/hr acceleration time of less than nine seconds.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Rowland, E A
    • Schwarze, K U
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800057
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM