STUDY OF HYDROGEN-POWERED VERSUS BATTERY-POWERED AUTOMOBILES

A study conducted to compare the technological status and the resultant potential vehicle characteristics for hydrogen- and battery-powered automobiles that could be produced from 1985 to 2000 is documented in 3 volumes. The primary objectives of the study were: the assessments of applicable energy storage and propulsion technology for the two basic vehicle types (applied to four-passenger cars); a rigorous comparison of vehicle weight, size, and usefulness versus design range; and an investigation of the relative efficiencies of expending energy from various primary sources to power the subject vehicles. Another important objective, unique to hydrogen-powered vehicles, was the assessment of the technology, logistics, and cost implications of a hydrogen production and delivery capability. This volume, Volume II, provides an introduction to the study and two major sections applicable to hydrogen-powered vehicles - the study of hydrogen production and delivery alternatives before the year 2000 and the assessment of automotive technology for hydrogen storage and use in internal combustion engines. (ERA citation 05:024341)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Donnelly, JJJ
    • Greayer, W C
    • Nichols, R J
    • Escher, WJD
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 341 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EM-78-C-03-2184
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM