The Vehicle Refueling Infrastructure (VRI) study derived from a larger project entitled Future Transport Fuels study and concentrated on two aspects of this problem: refueling mechanisms; and the implications in terms of changes to the electricty system as opposed to changes in the liquid fuel manufacturing process. Two transport scenarios were analysed: an all electric road vehicle fleet and an all liquid fueled fleet. The pathway from primary energy to transport output was assessed. Among the topics considered were: vehicle design, transport and projectsion, an analysis of journeys, in situ recharging requirements, battery exchange stations, liquid fueled stations, UK primary energy supplies, fuel allocations, the electricity system and fuel costs (per vehicle and for primary energy sources). The author concluded that the electric vehicle scenario required a smaller installed electricity generating capacity and was more feasible. Further research was suggested on: range requirements; a computer model; and the development of a cheap and simple 40 amp plug and socket and solid state recharger.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Open University

    Energy Research Group
    Milton Keynes,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Baker, M
  • Publication Date: 1981-10

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  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM