ENERGY ANALYSIS AND THE ELECTRIC CAR
The energy which is necessary for both the construction and operation of a variety of cars is calculated and compared. It is concluded that the energy used in vehicle operation outweighs that used for construction. Battery-powered cars while showing no significant advantage in overall energy requirement over gasoline vehicles offer the possiblity of substituting coal or nuclear energy for hydrocarbon fuels in vehicle propulsion. Ultimately a fuel cell vehicle could offer major energy savings.
- Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 Feb. 1976, Detroit, Mich.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- WILLIAMS, K R
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Coal; Electric batteries; Electric vehicles; Energy; Fuel cells; Fuels; Gasoline engines; Hydrocarbons; Nuclear energy; Propulsion; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00131330
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760120
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM