ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: VISIONS OF A SUPER-EFFICIENT FAMILY CAR

The report examines the likely costs and performance of a range of technologies and vehicle types, and the U.S. and foreign research and development programs for technologies and vehicles. In particular, the report presents a baseline forecast of vehicle progress in a business-as-usual environment, and then projects the costs and performance of 'advanced conventional' vehicles that retain conventional drivetrains (internal combustion engines plus transmission); electric vehicles; hybrid vehicles that combine electric drivetrains with an engine or other power source; and fuel cell vehicles. OTA has focused on mass-market vehicles, particularly on the mid-size family car with performance comparable to those available to consumers today.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 319 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTA-ETI-638
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 1996 12:00AM