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.
- Paper copy also available in set of 3 reports as PB-238 876-SET, PC$24.00.
General Research CorporationOperations Analysis Division, Westgate Research Park
McLean, VA USA 22101
Environmental Protection AgencyAlternative Automotive Power Systems Division
Ann Arbor, MI USA
- Hamilton, W F
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 322 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Conservation; Costs; Depreciation; Economic impacts; Electric automobiles; Energy; Estimates; Feasibility analysis; Forecasting; Innovation; Population; Quality of work; Reviews; Storage batteries; Urban transportation; Utilization; Vehicles
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Future concepts; Population estimates; Utilization characteristics
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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