In light of the energy crisis and increasing pollution in urban areas of France, electric engines as an alternative to internal combustion engines as means for powering vehicles are considered. A brief review of the history of electric vehicles (in Europe) dating back to 1881 is given, and the present state of technology and prospects for the future are discussed in some detail. The conclusion reached is that, pending any technological breakthroughs, particularly with regard to fuel cells, electric engines should be based on lead batteries. Such vehicles are currently economically feasible for restricted uses and markets, and their development and large-scale production should be encouraged, despite the fact that they are not suited for all needs. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tran-Transl. Into English from Materiaux et Tech. (France), V. 62, No. 11, Nov. 1974 p 467-472.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Agnew Tech-Tran, Incorporated

    Woodland Hills, CA  United States  91364
  • Authors:
    • Gallot, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TT-F-16834
  • Contract Numbers: NASW-2789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM