A final report is given for an Energy Research and Development Administration effort aimed at a preliminary design of an energy-efficient electric commuter car. An electric-powered passenger vehicle using a regenerative power system was designed to meet the near-term ERDA electric automobile goals. The program objectives were to (1) study the parameters that affect vehicle performance, range, and cost; (2) design an entirely new electric vehicle that meets performance and economic requirements; and (3) define a program to develop this vehicle design for production in the early 1980's. The design and performance features of the preliminary (baseline) electric-powered passenger vehicle design are described, including the baseline power system, system performance, economic analysis, reliability and safety, alternate designs and options, development plan, and conclusions and recommendations. All aspects of the baseline design were defined in sufficient detail to verify performance expectations and system feasibility. (ERA citation 03:007064)

  • Corporate Authors:

    AiResearch Manufacturing Company

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    Energy Research and Development Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Rowlett, B H
    • Murry, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: 266 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-03-1213
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM