This report presents and discusses significant developments in the electric and hybrid vehicle program (EHV). Public Law 94-413 was amended by PL 95-238 to give more flexibility to the EHV Demonstration Program and to strengthen the Loan Guarantee provisions. Proposed performance standards for EHV's were printed in the Federal Register and final standards have been prepared. Forty nine proposals were received from potential participants in the EHV Demonstration Project as fleet operators and marketing/servicing representatives. Proposals from small business for Planning Grants will begin to be accepted by early summer. Increased emphasis is being placed on development of improved batteries, since existing battery technology is a limiting factor in broader commercialization of EHV's. Programs are continuing in assessing state-of-the-art technology, in vehicle testing, and in the development of improved EHV components.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Division of Transportation Energy Conservation
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE-CS-0026-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM