TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSPECTIVES OF THE ELECTRIC PROPULSION. ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN LAND TRANSPORT. PROCEEDINGS OF A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR ENERGY, LUXEMBOURG, MAY 16-18, 1988

This article describes the evaluation of electrical vehicles carried out by the European research programme action cost 302, and then presents current research into the energy supply and propulsion systems of such vehicles. The objective of action cost 302 was to evaluate the environmental and economic impact of electric vehicles in order to provide a cost benefit analysis of this type of transport. The fuel conservation, environmental benefits, operational adequacy, manufacturing costs and technical advantages or otherwise of such vehicles are reviewed. New technical achievements and current research into energy supplies and propulsion systems are then described. Battery operated, hybrid and dual mode vehicles are discussed briefly. Special reference is made to a dual mode approach which integrates an electric propulsion system using a nickel cadmium battery with the possibility of utilizing 2 other sources of power: the external trolleybus network and an on board diesel generator unit. A further development of this system uses a propulsion system consisting of the integration of 4 permanent magnetic brushless motors into the wheels of the second and third axle. The advantages of such a system are described. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 824263.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Brusaglino, G
    • Mazzon, L
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-363-0
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM