The energy authority is conducting a program to encourage the development and demonstration of electric and hybrid road vehicles in New South Wales. Funds provided by the Federal Government under the NERDD program are being used to purchase three electric delivery vans to join the energy authority's electric vehicle fleet which is planned to expand to ten vehicles during 1981. Vehicles will be subjected to a two part evaluation program. One part will involve their use in normal vehicle service operations within government fleets. As far as possible, within the limitation of the vehicles, they will be subjected to the same duties as apply to petrol fuelled vehicles. Data relating to their performance will be collected and processed. The other part of the program involves detailed testing under controlled conditions to identify and seek solutions to problems arising in the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Vehicle Fuel Conservation Workshop, Melbourne, February 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Department of National Devel and Energy

    Hobart Place
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Somers, M L
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00342990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM