The Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program tasks included defining missions, developing distributions of daily travel and composite driving cycles for these missions, providing information necessary to estimate the potential replacement of the existing fleet by hybrids, and estimating acceleration/gradeability performance requirements for safe operation. The data was then utilized to develop mission specifications, define reference vehicles, develop hybrid vehicle performance specifications, and make fuel consumption estimates for the vehicles. The major assumptions which underlie the approach taken to the mission analysis and development of performance specifications are the following: the daily operating range of a hybrid vehicle should not be limited by the stored energy capacity and the performance of such a vehicle should not be strongly dependent on the battery state of charge.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by NASA Prepared for JPL Prepared in Cooperation with Gen. Res. Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Coast Technology, Incorporated

    15001 Commerce Drive, Suite 406
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48120

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Publication Date: 1979-1-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-163035, JPL-9950-355
  • Contract Numbers: JPL-955189
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM