ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF ELECTRIC-VEHICLES TO SOCIETY. PART 2

DENKI JIDOSHA NO DONYU KOKA NI KANSURU CHOSA. (II)

At first, it is suggested that the gasoline-powered vehicle has had a monopoly position in the market of automobile so many years that it is linked closely with our life styles and the industrial structure of advanced countries, and consequently the alternative vehicle will hardly be able to establish itself firmly in the market except where petroleum resources are almost exhausted. A brief description is next given of the development of the following: new type gasoline engines, such as an electronically controlled gasoline injection engine, a two-cycle engine and others; a technology for suppressing emission of NO (sub x ) from diesel engines; a ceramics gas turbine and others. There is a description of the development of methanol-fueled and alcohol-fueled vehicles. It is suggested that the electric vehicle will not compete with the methanol-fueled one for the market of the same type cars. Thirdly, it is noted that the number of electric light cars presently in use is very limited because the use of them does not pay, but the production of electrically driven forklifts and wheelchairs is paying fairly. The following are proposed as a policy for promoting increased use of electric vehicles: first, research and development of electric vehicles should be focused for the present upon putting new type batteries to practical use; second, although the electric vehicle is generally inferior to the gasoline-powered vehicle, it should find out a niche in the market where it is expected to get an advantage over the latter.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In Japanese. U.S. Sales Only.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Energy Development Organization

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

Language

  • Japanese

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NEDO-P-8921
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM