OPERATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TEST PROGRAM
Over 700 electric vehicles have been in operation at more than 70 US sites since 1981. Data are collected on their operation. Analyses of these data indicate that the energy use of electric vehicles varies with temperature, age of battery, driver behavior, terrain, vehicle operating speed and charging method, as well as with vehicle characteristics such as weight. Appropriate missions for electric vehicles have been identified, and many improvements to vehicle and component design suggested as a result of this program. Highlights of component tests now underway are described, as well as field tests of batteries.
- From the proceedings of the 7th International symposium on Electric Road Vehicle, Versailles, France, 26 June 1984.
Department of EnergyOffice of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Washington, DC United States 20585
Argonne National Laboratory9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL United States 60439
- Friedman, K
- LaBelle, S J
- Publication Date: 1984
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Behavior; Drivers; Electric batteries; Electric vehicles; Energy consumption; Gross vehicle weight; Motor vehicles; Speed; Temperature; Traffic speed; Vehicle tests
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00389595
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-840608-1
- Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM