The goal of DOE's Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Program is to promote and accelerate the development and public use of vehicles that use electricity as the principal source of propulsion energy. Successful achievement of this goal will ultimately result in significant petroleum savings to the nation. However, the design, performance, and cost of propulsion components must be improved before commercially attractive electric vehicles can be built. Improved and advanced components being developed under the NASA-managed propulsion portion of the DOE program include electronically commutated permanent magnet motors of both drum and disk configurations, an unconventional brush-commutated motor, and ac induction motors and various controllers. (ERA citation 06:018931)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International workshop on rare earth-cobalt magnets and their applications, Roanoke, VA, USA, 7 Jun 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Secunde, R R
  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-81760, CONF-810632-1
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-77CS51044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM