More and more attention is focusing on electric and hybrid vehicles (E and HVs) as a timely transportation alternative. The increased attention to E and HVs has been sparked by an active DOE program, which is designed specifically to advance E and HV technology and demonstrate market potential. The DOE Program was authorized by Congress through the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration Act (Public Law 94-413) passed on September 17, 1976. In passing the Act, Congress recognized that transportation is today the critical part of the energy crisis. Nearly 54% of the more than 18 million barrels of oil consumed domestically each day is used to move people and goods. If the costly consumption of energy by the transportation sector is to be reduced, alternatives 1978-1979 emphasizing the 1978 DOE forecast. The aim of this brochure is to contribute to public understanding of a major segment of the DOE program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM