Practicality of the Roadway Powered Electric Vehicle (RPEV) System under dynamic operating conditions is being examined. In the RPEV System, energy is electromagnetically coupled without mechanical contact from a powered roadway to electric vehicles. Energy from the roadway can be used for high-speed, long-range travel, and for replenishing energy stored onboard the vehicles. The stored energy is available for shorter range travel on nonpowered surface streets. The dynamic test system at LLL includes a 50 m lane of powered roadway, an ac power source, and an electrically propelled test vehicle equipped with a roadway power pickup, onboard batteries, and instrumentation. The dynamic power coupling system allows up to 16 kW of coupled power. Its design is based on results obtained from static prototype tests. Dynamic tests will examine power coupling capacity, system characteristics, vehicle performance, roadway compatibility, and safety. Descriptions of the dynamic test facility, the status of RPEV component and test system development, dynamic test plans, and results of the static prototype tests previously conducted are presented. (ERA citation 05:019097)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Electric Vehicle Exposition and Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, May 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Davis, D D
    • Dease, C W
    • Wallace, R I
    • Walter, C E
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-27

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-800523-2
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM