The conference considered the work involved in the current development of electric road vehicles. The following papers discuss the design, economics and operation of electric vehicles: Part 1--Battery power and economics,--Prospects for improvements in lead-acid batteries, Acton, RG and Sutcliffe, P; The energy and resource implications associated with the widespread use of electric vehicles, Charlesworth, G; Recent developments in power sources with special emphasis on alkaline batteries, Plust, HG. Part 2 - Operational systems and supply networks--the role of the battery electric vehicles, Ratcliff, G; Support services for electric vehicles, Bradford, M and Buss, B; Electric vehicles--Can they be fitted into urban Britian? Bayliss, D. Part 3--Engineering design and the power sources: Road vehicles with combined, at least partly electrical driving systems and energy supplies, Mueller, HG; Electric vehicle design--Now, Haynes, RD; An electric wheel motor unit applied to two-wheeled vehicles, Campbell, P. Part 4--Test programmes--Fleet and individual vehicles--The fleet operator's viewpoint, Munro, AM; Developing electric vehicles, Harding, GG; Latest developments in sponsored test programmes for electric vehicles in France, Gallot, J. Part 5--International activities--Electric car project of the Eindhoven University of Technology and an electric propulsion system for a town and city bus, Koumans, WA and Keizer, CP; Towards a new generation of electric vehicles, Dierkens, F; Government support for the electric vehicle industry, Wicken, GW. Summary and prospects, Lindly, BC. /TRRL/

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peter Peregrinus Limited

    Box 8, Southgate House
    Stevenage, Hertshire SG1 1HQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PPL Conf Pub No. 14 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM