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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Subm-Prepared for DOE.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • Slavik, R J
    • Maslowski, E A
    • Sargent, N B
    • Birchenough, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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