This volume documents the advanced vehicle system analyses based on the subsystems technology assessment of Volume II. The systems analyses integrate the advanced component and vehicle characteristics into conceptual vehicles with identical performance (for a given application) and evaluate the vehicles in typical use patterns. Initial and life-cycle costs are estimated and compared to conventional reference vehicle with comparable technological advances, assuming the vehicles will be in competition in the early 1990s. Electric vans, commuter vehicles, and full-size vehicles, in additoin to electric/heat-engine hybrid and fuel-cell-powered vehicles, are addressed in terms of performance and economics. Specific areas of analysis addressed in this volume are mission definition, conceptual vehicle design, performance analyses, and cost analyses. In addition, the sensitivity analyses (1) present the results of vehicles desinged, using the projection of several battery developers (see Acknowledgment) to provide a different perspective than that of the battery review board, (2) describe the effects of different electric ranges on hybrid vehicles, and (3) show the impact of powertrain cost reduction. Several computer programs were developed to perform the analyses from vehicle concept to life-cycle cost.

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    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103
  • Authors:
    • Hardy, K S
    • Gyamfi, M A
  • Publication Date: 1985-3

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  • Pagination: 290 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00453555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/CS/54209-22VOL.3, JPL-PUB-84-79-VOL.3
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-78CS54209
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:26PM