ELECTRIC VEHICLE OPERATIONS IN A COLD CLIMATE

Ten electric vehicles began service at two locations in Wisconsin at the start of 1983. These vehicles are fiberglass-body and lighter than other electrically-powered passenger cars available. Initial experience shows a substantially lower fuel use as well as higher range than the average EV in the test program sponsored by U. S. Department of Energy. Specific component problems have occurred (e.g., auxiliary battery charge) and are documented, along with the overall record of vehicle operation, including range and energy use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the proceeding of Automotive Engineers Congress, Detroit, Michigan, 28 February 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-830201-4
  • Contract Numbers: AC05-84OR21400
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM