Phase I of the Electric Vehicle Design Program described was a preliminary design study for a four-passenger electric vehicle. Three major tasks were involved: a conceptual design/tradeoff study task in which design directions were established, a preliminary design task which developed the designs in more detail, and a development planning task which generated recommendations for a subsequent hardware development program. Each of these areas is discussed. The design and planning work was carried on under the guideline of using near-term technology and under the firm requirements to provide: (1) accommodations for four adults; (2) 55 mph cruising speed; (3) heater/defroster; (4) design life of 100,000 miles; and (5) completed test vehicle by June 1978. Design aspects discussed include propulsion system; batteries/charger, body/structure, chassis system, accessories, and weight. (ERA citation 03:008734)

  • Corporate Authors:

    ASL Engineering, Incorporated

    495 South Fairview Avenue
    Goleta, CA  United States  93017
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: 205 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-03-1295
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM