The Daihatsu EH-S40 Van, an electric quarter-ton delivery truck, was tested at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground test facilities in Aberdeen, Maryland, as part of a Department of Energy (DOE) project to characterize the state-of-the-art of electric vehicles. The EH-S40 Van performance test results are presented in this report. The EH-S40 Van is manufactured in Osaka, Japan, by Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. The van is powered by eight 12-volt batteries that are connected to the motor through an arrangement of contactors operated from a foot pedal. The motor is a compound type with a transistor shunt field control. The motor is connected via a clutch to a four-speed manual transmission. No regenerative braking was provided. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Mobility Equipment R&D Center

    Fort Belvoir, VA  United States 

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Dowgiallo, EJJ
    • Bailey, CEJ
    • Snellings, I R
    • Blake, W H
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MERADCOM-2256, DOE-CONS/0421-2
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1042
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM