Electric vehicles of high performance were developed by the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology of Miti as the national programs. Five types of experimental vehicles, lightweight passenger car, compact passenger car, lightweight truck, compact truck, and route bus, were treated from many viewpoints. Motive power performance (acceleration, maximum speed, climbing ability, etc), consumption of electric energy, mileage per one charge (at a constant speed and at the condition of practical running), effect of regenerative brake, and many other practical performances were tested. There are many difficulties to set up the standard condition for test and to measure precisely the electric energy consumption, regenerative brake, acceleration produced immediately after starting, etc. Many devices were developed to solve these problems. Devices concerning the chassis dynamometer and its accessories were developed for electric vehicles only. It is able to provide the power source that simulates the battery, to drive a car automatically, and to collect data also automatically with the aid of the computer. Collision tests were also carried out to examine the behaviour of heavy batteries and to evaluate the adoption of plastic bodies. As the results of tests, the overall evaluation of the vehicles was carried out. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was presented at the 16th International Automobile Technical Congress.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Auto Techniques Engs

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  • Authors:
    • Kuriyama, H
    • Yadd, T
    • Kikuchi, E
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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00165630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM