ELECTRICALLY-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLES. POSSIBILITIES OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN MODERN, ENVIRONMENT-PROTECTING COMMUTER SYSTEM, CONSIDERING ENERGY-POLICY, TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT FACTORS
ELEKTRISCH ANGETRIEBENE KRAFTFAHRZEUGE. MOEGLICHKEITEN IHRES EINSATZES IM RAHMEN ZUKUNFTSORIENTIERTOR, UMWELTFRAUNDLICHER NAHVERKEHRSSYSTEME UNTER BERUECKSICHTIGUNG ENERGIEPOLITISCHER, TECHNISCHER UND BETRIEBSWIRTSCHAFTLICHER UEBERLEGUNGEN
The recent petroleum shortage has increased the already existing interest in an electrically powered vehicle, since electricity can be produced from a variety of sources. Environmental effects need not take place at the site of the energy use. The ecological advantages warrant government support for research and development. Conventional internal combustion engines are only ten per cent fuel efficient, equivalent to 0.58 kilowatt-hours per kilometer. Electric vehicles are predicted to have a consumption rate of 0.3 to 0.4 kilowatt-hours per kilometer. It is estimated that even with full electrification in the year 200, less than ten per cent of of the electricity consumed would be for electric vehicles. A network of recharging stations would be required, but the technology exists for implementation.
- This report is the result of a study of the GES (Electrical Street Transportation Co., Inc., Duesseldorf). It is written in German and has been partically translated into English. The translation is 35 pages.
Ministry of Transport, West GermanyBundesminister fuer Verkehr (BMV)
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 158 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric vehicles; Energy resources; Environmental impacts; Fuel consumption; Internal combustion engines; Railroad electrification
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00072084
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM