BASELINE TESTS OF THE EPC HUMMINGBIRD ELECTRIC PASSENGER VEHICLE
The rear-mounted internal combustion engine in a four-passenger Volkswagen Thing was replaced with an electric motor made by modifying an aircraft generator and powered by 12 heavy-duty, lead-acid battery modules. Vehicle performance tests were conducted to measure vehicle maximum speed, range at constant speed, range over stop-and-go driving schedules, maximum acceleration, gradeability limit, road energy consumption, road power, indicated energy consumption, braking capability, battery charger efficiency, and battery characteristics. Test results are presented in tables and charts.
- Subm-Prepared for DOE.
Department of the NavyThe Pentagon
Washington, DC USA 20350
- Slavik, R J
- Maslowski, E A
- Sargent, N B
- Birchenough, A
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 46 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Battery chargers; Braking; Electric automobiles; Electric batteries; Electric vehicles; Energy; Motors; Performance tests; Range (Statistics); Range (Vehicles); Reliability; Speed; Velocity measurement
- Old TRIS Terms: Acceleration physics
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00180474
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-73760, E-9485
- Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1011
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM