The US Department of Energy (DOE) through Argonne National Laboratory sponsored and recorded energy data of electric vehicles (EVs) at five competitions in 1994. Each competition provided different test conditions (closed-track, on-road, and dynamometer). The data gathered at these competitions includes energy efficiency, range, acceleration, and vehicle characteristics. The results of the analysis show that the vehicles performed as expected. Some of the EVs were also tested on dynamometers and compared to gasoline vehicles, including production vehicles with advanced battery systems. Although the EVs performed well at these competitions, the results show that only the vehicles with advanced technologies perform as well or better than conventional gasoline vehicles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI, 27 Feb-2 Mar 1995. Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439
  • Authors:
    • Quong, S
    • Duoba, M
    • Larsen, R
    • LeBlanc, N
    • Gonzales, R
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANL-ES-CP-85251,, CONF-950256-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1996 12:00AM