A modified Renault R4 station sedan is being used at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education as a test bed for developing an electric vehicle drive system using a 3 phase cage induction motor. A 144 volt battery powers the motor via a thyristor inverter. Control is by a single pedal which gives a smooth transition between motoring and regenerative braking. The program incudes development of a lightweight on-board battery charger, a fuel gauge and the use of a micro-processor for inverter control to reduce hardwiring and to optimise efficiency. It is believed that this drive system would be cheaper than a series motor thyristor chopper drive for vehicles over one tonne. (A) /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Electric Transport Conference 1977 Papers and Proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • GOSDEN, D
    • Sutton, R
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 271-283

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM