The publication discusses the available range of electric vehicles and their special features which make them suitable for house-to-house delivery applications. Advances in power unit design and electronic control systems give electric vehicles the opportunity to compete with internal combustion engined vehicles in urban traffic situations. The report also describes the various types of electric vehicles used in different applications - electric commercial vehicles, electric vehicles in the public service, industrial trucks, and, electric passenger-carrying vehicles. Tables show comparisons of capital and operating costs with comparable petrol- and diesel-engined vehicles. UK manufacturers of electric vehicles, batteries and operating equipment are also listed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Electric Vehicle Association of Great Britain

    Trafalgar Buildings, 1 Charing Cross
    London SW1H 2DR,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1981 12:00AM