Advances in motors and drives can make a significant improvement in the performance and cost effectiveness of electric vehicles -- increasing the vehicle range by as much as 20%, while reducing costs as much as 15% below present levels. Preliminary studies suggest that improvements in conventional dc motors and drives can only achieve modest improvements (about 3% in range and 10% in costs). Two advanced motor concepts -- electronically commutated motors and permanent-magnet motors -- appear more promising.

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Cornell, E P
    • Guess, R H
    • Turnbull, F G
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00159900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM