"BIBERONNAGE" MAKES AN ELECTRIC CAR PRACTICAL WITH EXISTING BATTERIES
Tests made with a converted Audi show that a "45 km (27 mi) range" vehicle can be driven over 100 km (60 mi) in a day if the batteries are charged when the vehicle is not in use. Graphs are presented for calculating the vehicle range in a given number of operating hours, with different assumed average speeds, and different assumed battery charging rates. I is shown how a range of 160 km (100 mi) per day can be achieved with existing batteries, employing biberonnage. Biberonnage allows the use of a battery pack lighter than normally employed, thus reducing vehicle weight, initial and operating costs, and energy consumption (Wh/Km).
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Mueller, H G
- Wouk, V
- Publication Date: 1980-2-29
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Battery chargers; Battery parts; Electric automobiles; Range (Vehicles)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Conversion
- Old TRIS Terms: Battery cases
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00319751
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800204
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM