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  United States  94550

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  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