The Taiwan electric vehicle program was started in 1973 at the National Tsing Hua University. In Phase I of the program, a 4- passenger vehicle has been constructed with a fiberglass reinforced plastic body. The vehicle has a curb weight of 1200 kg, a maximum speed of 90 km/h and a range of 160 km at 45 km/h for one charge. The lead-acid batteries used have a total weight of 500 kg with an energy density of 48 wh/kg (5 hr. rate) and a battery life of 150 cycles (deep discharge to 10.2 v). The performance of the vehicle is found to be suitable to the local traffic conditions. In Phase II, various production prototypes will be developed.

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  • Pagination: p. 357-362

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  • Accession Number: 00152295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 769059
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM