IMPACT OF FUTURE USE OF ELECTRIC CARS IN THE LOS ANGELES REGION. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND TECHNICAL REPORT

Impacts of the use of electric cars in the Los Angeles region in 1980-2000 were projected for four-passenger subcompact electric cars using lead-acid and advanced batteries, with urban driving ranges of about 55 to 140 miles, respectively. Data from Los Angeles travel surveys shows that such cars could replace 17-74 percent of future Los Angeles autos with little sacrifice of urban driving. Adequate raw materials and night-time recharging power should be available for such use in the Los Angeles Region. The electric subcompacts would appear to be 20-60% more expensive overall than conventional subcompacts until battery development significantly reduces battery depreciation costs. This volume makes an overall review.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 3 reports as PB-238 876-SET, PC$24.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Research Corporation

    Operations Analysis Division, Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Alternative Automotive Power Systems Division
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hamilton, W F
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Pagination: 322 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-2103
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1982 12:00AM