"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).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Mueller, H G
    • Wouk, V
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800204
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM