On the occasion of this symposium, 65 papers were presented on activities in the field of electrical road transport and associated topics. Several of these papers are briefly discussed. Within the context of fundamental considerations it is pointed out that the major disadvantage of electric motive power lies in the difficulty of storage. Another report deals with world-wide efforts to realize an electric vehicle system. It emerged from this that the respective governments (of the USA, Japan, England, France and Germany) made differing evaluations of the projects carried out by industry. Amongst all the uncertainty surrounding the expected efficiency of future batteries, those containing lead-acid, nickel-zinc acid and nickel-iron can be counted on to have a high probability rate of realization. Other systems must be viewed more sceptically. Various systems of electric transporters and electric buses are discussed under the heading "promising vehicle productions". Certain electric transporters are the products of such sophisticated engineering that they are already beginning to be used to a wide extent today. Regarding electric buses, there were reports on further development which extends beyond the electric buses with hybrid electric drives which are in use at present. The descriptions of the different versions of electric vehicle resulted in widely differing statements as regards the production costs and running costs of these vehicles, which were said to be around 30% between minimum costs and maximum costs. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • WERNER, F
  • Publication Date: 1977-2


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00189394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM