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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 Feb. 1976, Detroit, Mich.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • WILLIAMS, K R
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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