SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THE EVOLUTION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The performance characteristics of current and future electric vehicles are examined and compared to projected heat engine vehicle parameters. The shortcomings of electric vehicles in the near-term time frame are discussed. It is predicted that the all-electric vehicle will not gain wide acceptance in the near future because of degraded performance characteristics. Because the near-term low-acceptance level of electric vehicles is caused by their overall lower performance level, a hybrid concept is examined which the authors believe can give an enhanced performance level in the short-range future. This type of vehicle is proposed as a much needed transition system to provide an evolutionary change from the heat-engine system vehicle of today to electric vehicles with acceptable performance in the future. (ERA citation 03:007066)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International symposium on automotive propulsion systems, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America (USA), 17 Apr 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  USA  94550

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • O'Connell, L G
    • COOPER, J F
    • Miller, A B
    • Newkirk, H W
  • Publication Date: 1977-1-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-770430-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM