The present slow change in the built environment presents a reason for considering the transport properties of the electric car before its future possible use for mass travel, for without further change, the infrastructure for the ice (internal combustion engined) vehicle will be that inherited by the electric car. The flexibility of the present-day car gives a personal modal dominance which is questioned in the context of the electric vehicle. Increased energy cost, a different second-hand market structure as well as range limitations are likely to result in a different car-user relationship. The transport system possible in the future is one in which the type of transport is tailored to the type of journey made in which the traveller is described as the multi-modal-man. /TRRL/

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    Architecture and Planning Publications, Limited

    P.O. Box 135, 4 Catherine Street
    London WC2B 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cousins, Stephen
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 291-293
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: ALEXANDRINE PRESS
    • ISSN: 0263-7960

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM