BASELINE TESTS OF THE C. H. WATERMAN RENAULT 5 ELECTRIC PASSENGER VEHICLE

The Waterman vehicle, a four passenger Renault 5 GTL, performance test results are presented and characterized the state-of-the-art of electric vehicles. It was powered by sixteen 6-volt traction batteries through a two-step contactor controller actuated by a foot throttle to change the voltage applied to the 6.7 -kilowatt motor. The motor output shaft was connected to a front-wheel-drive transaxle that contains a four-speed manual transmission and clutch. The braking system was a conventional hydraulic braking system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • Sargent, N B
    • McBrien, E F
    • Slavik, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-73759
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM