ELECTRIC PROPULSION FOR ROAD VEHICLES: STATE OF THE ART AND PROBLEMS

An analysis of various electrical and hybrid electrical drives shows that the only practical power supply for electrical vehicles is the lead battery. In the future, alkaline and high-temperature storage batteries may become more important, since the operating costs of vehicles equipped with these devices may be more favorable under certain circumstances. Optimization of the electrical propulsion system for a road vehicle presently consists in minimizing the weight of the energy storage unit required to satisfy the prescribed transport jobs and in exploiting as completely as possible the limited energy storage capacity. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tran-Transl. Into English from Elektrotech. Z. Ausg. A (West Ger.), V. 94, No. 11, Nov. 1973 p 637-645.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kanner (Leo) Associates

    Redwood City, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • BADER, C
    • Plust, H G
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TT-F-16819
  • Contract Numbers: NASW-2790
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1977 12:00AM