FIELD USE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES COMPARED TO PROTOTYPE TESTS
Data on six types of electric vehicle are presented. Energy use and geographic range information gleaned from early verification and characterization tests are compared with operational data collected under the US Department of Energy Test and Evaluation Program. Track test data are an uneven indicator of performance in the field. This is mainly due to the unpredictability of breakdowns in vehicles, and the importance of management practices at the test sites. These data present a good picture of electric vehicle characteristics today. The paper concludes with a brief summary of usage patterns of the electric vehicles in the test program, highlighting successful millions in the field. millions in the field.
- From the 64th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, DC, January 21, 1985.
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- LaBelle, S J
- Publication Date: 1984-11
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Electric vehicles; Performance; Test tracks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Field performance
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00450055
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF.850115-6
- Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:55PM