The 1990s appear to be the decade in which the long-sought dream of practical, economical electric vehicles will begin to be realized. Regulatory efforts to improve urban air quality in California already have renewed the auto industry's interest in EVs, and recently revived concern over foreign oil dependence has fueled the fire in the national political sphere. As the first commercial vehicles hit the road in niche markets and as designs for more advanced vehicles take shape on design boards, the major U.S. automakers have agreed to unprecedented cooperation in bringing advanced EV batteries to commercial development through the recently formed U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium. They are now enlisting support from electric utilities, through EPRI, both for the consortium effort to develop advanced batteries and for the development of appropriate infrastructure standards and technology that will make EVs easy for consumers to use.

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    Electric Power Research Institute

    P.O. Box 1041, 3412 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA  United States  94303
  • Authors:
    • Moore, T
  • Publication Date: 1991-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 4-15
  • Serial:
    • EPRI Journal
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Electric Power Research Institute
    • ISSN: 0362-3416

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM