SECOND-GENERATION ZINC-AIR POWERED ELECTRIC MINIVANS. IN: ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

Two second-generation Zinc-Air powered minivans are in development for Southern California Edison by Dreisbach ElectroMotive, Inc. (DEMI). These vehicles utilize two 52.2-kW-peak (70-hp-peak) drive motors in parallel, driving a conventional 3-speed Torqueflite transmission and the Chrysler minivan's conventional power steering and air conditioning. The vehicles are equipped with electric heat and electric/vacuum power brakes. They have on-board high-medium-low rate chargers which can accommodate a range of available recharge power feeds. An electronic power coupler between the Zinc-Air and NiCd batteries optimizes load management of the electronic flywheel function to provide consistent acceleration performance down to 10 percent state of change. This report provides mechanical and electrical design and construction details of the vehicles as well as actual road test data.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1560912324
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-92/915
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1993 12:00AM