Four sessions were held, at which the following papers were presented. Session 1: "Planned use of resources" includes: Some aspects of materials and energy in relation to electric powered transport; The availability of future fuels. Part 1: Hydrocarbon liquids from fossil sources; The availability of future fuels. Part 2: Electricity; Possible effects of economic changes upon future transport systems; City development and planning as aids to transport system design and energy conservation. Session 2: "Transport systems--range and recharging infrastructure" comprises: Operation of a modern trolley bus system: Part 1; Operation of a modern trolley bus system: Part 2; Operational requirements and technical development of an integrated transport system utilizing tramways, railway and metro; quick recharging or exchange of batteries: Technical and economic survey of the cost-price of energy; recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Session 3: "Comparative efficiency of transport systems" includes: Development of a hybrid electric vehicle using high vehicles-prospective fuels, technology and total efficiency; electronic controls for battery electric vehicles; designing purpose built electric vehicles--the total energy required for manufacture and use; electric vehicles, how do they compare with synthetic liquid fuels? Session 4: Investing and planning for the future includes; production costs changes arising from series production of electric vehicles; investing and planning for the transition to electric urban transportation; electric vehicles in a large city--future constraints and opportunities; the view of an elected member of the GLC. Discussions are appended to each session.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peregrinus (Peter) Limited

    P.O. Box 26
    Hitchin, Herts SG5 1SA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Frame, A G
    • Cluer, A
    • Wright, J K
    • Posner, M
    • Musgrove, J
    • Longmore, J
    • Stutz, C
    • Deutz, C
    • Baggs, J A
    • Pornin, M
    • Black, I G
    • Oxley, P R
    • Lee, G A
    • Corbett, A E
    • Oejefors, L
    • McGeehin, P
    • Dell, R M
    • Karen, T
    • Goodson, E
    • Guenter, H
    • Foley, K W
    • BAYLISS, D
    • FOULKES, M
    • Sandford, H H
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PPL16 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM