BASELINE TESTS OF THE VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER ELECTRIC DELIVERY VAN

The Volkswagen Transporter, an electric delivery van, was tested as part of an Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) project to characterize the state of the art of electric vehicles. The Volkswagen Transporter is a standard Volkswagen van that has been converted to an electric vehicle. It is powered by a 144-volt traction battery. A direct current (dc) chopper controller, actuated by a conventional accelerator pedal, regulates the voltage or power applied to the 16-kilowatt (21-hp) motor. The braking system uses conventional hydraulic braking in combination with an electric regenerative braking system. The Volkswagen vehicle performance test results are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • Soltis, R F
    • Mcbrien, E
    • Bozek, J M
    • Gourash, F
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-73766
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM