The author discusses the range limitations of electric vehicles (cars) in terms of use patterns and battery development. Data on the range of vehicle journeys on an average and on a peak day (found to be a Saturday in August) are illustrated graphically (1971 data), with the suggestion that these data could be used to estimate the potential market for a given technology electric vehicle (battery type and range). Electric vehicle performance is considered by reference to lead-acid vehicles and sodium-sulphur battery vehicles, and the market prospects for such vehicles is discussed. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Charlesworth, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00309344
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM