EPRI/SCE TESTING AND EVALUATION OF ELECTRIC WORK VEHICLES: JET 500, VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2, DAUG TYPE GM2, AND BATTRONIC MINIVAN

During the first 11 months of the EPRI/SCE Electric Vehicle Project, four electric vehicles (EVs) were tested and evaluated: the Jet Industries Electra-Van Model 500, the Volkswagen (VW) Type 2 Electrotransporter, a VW Type GM2 Transporter with DAUG electric drive, and the Battronic Minivan. The project emphasized road-testing of these vehicles to acquire data on their useful driving range, performance, and reliability. Each vehicle was driven more than 1000 miles along SCE-selected test routes to determine the effects of different terrains (level, slight grades, and steep grades), traffic conditions (one, two, three, and four stops/mile and freeway), and payload. The vehicle component failures that occurred during testing are itemized and described briefly, and assessments of expected field reliability are made. Other vehicle characteristics and measurements of interest are presented. The data base on these test vehicles is intended to provide the reader an overview of the real world performance that can be expected from present-day state-of-the-art EVs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern California Edison Company

    Rosemead, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • McCluskey, R K
    • Arias, J L
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM