ELECTRIC VEHICLE EXPECTATIONS AND POPULARIZATION POLICIES

Electric vehicles have the on-road capability only for shorter distances of urban travel. For the general user, the electric vehicle fails in comparison to the gasoline driven vehicle whose performance exceeds the requirements for urban travel. In addition, the price of an electric vehicle is higher than a gasoline vehicle despite imminent mass-production. The popularization of electric vehicles needs to reform public awareness to accept the high price of non-emission exhaust gases. The present day capabilities of electric vehicles are such that electric vehicles cannot replace all vehicles. Low emission vehicles such as those that use natural gas or alcohol for fuel, and hybrid vehicles with regenerating brakes must occupy a position in the marketplace in accordance with their purpose. Because vehicles have evolved hand in hand with fossil fuels huge costs and development efforts are essential if they are to part company with fossil fuels. Hopefully, existing gasoline and diesel engines will exert their territorial presence by markedly improving exhaust gas purification and energy efficiency.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 6-9
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 042
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 28 1996 12:00AM