ELECTROSTATIONS WITHOUT CONTACT WIRES - POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF ELECTRIC ROAD TRANSPORT

ELEKTROSTATION OHNE FAHRDRAHT - MOEGLICHKEITEN UND GRENZEN DES ELEKTRISCHEN STRASSENVERKEHRS

Amongst the conceivable alternatives to todays almost exclusive use of fuels derived from mineral oil, electricity offers advantages because the applicable technology is proven and a gradual integration into existing usage may be provided quickly and without risk. The degree of generation of electricity is broadly similar in extent to that of liquid and gaseous synthetic fuels. In its degree of usage it is, however, superior to its competitors, frequently more than double. For this reason an electric vehicle in town traffic can produce the same efficiency with only half the use of primary energy, in spite of the unsatisfactory weight and efficiency of existing batteries. The contribution to the environment is correspondingly greater. Technical-physical characteristics of electricity in respect of storage capacity and recharging restrict the introduction of electric vehicles to local traffic, but this includes more than 60% of all roads. If economic use is to be made of energy and ecological advantages utilized, road traffic must be divided in the future and optimized local and long distance vehicles must be developed for this purpose. In this way a further alternative will become available for local transport undertakings which will hardly decrease the individual mobility of the citizen. He will however have to allow for certain changes in his travel patterns and somewhat higher costs. (TRRL)

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    Georg Siemens Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 6
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Mueller, H G
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00331395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM