ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE PROGRAM. EHV/QUARTERLY REPORT

During the Second Quarter of FY 1978, there were a number of significant developments in the EHV Program. Public Law 94-413 was amended on February 25 by Public Law 95-238 to give more flexibility to the EHV Demonstration Program and to strengthen the Loan Guaranty provisions. Proposed performance standards for EHVs were printed in the Federal Register on February 10 and, based on comments received, final standards were 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. Final regulations covering the Loan Guaranty Program have been signed by the Department of Energy (DOE). Increased emphasis is being placed on development of improved batteries, since existing battery technology is a limiting factor in broader commercialization of EHVs. Programs are continuing in assessing state-of-the-art technology, in vehicle testing, and in the development of improved EHV components. These, and other developments in the EHV Program, are discussed. (ERA citation 03:048268)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM