USER EXPERIENCE WITH ON-ROAD ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA

Approximately 3000 on-road electric passenger cars and delivery vans are at the present in use in the U.S.A. and Canada. The owners and operators of almost one-third of these vehicles have been surveyed directly in an attempt to determine the suitability of commercially sold electric vehicles for real on-road jobs. This paper is primarily concerned with the analysis of the engineering aspects of the user experience. It is concluded that existing electric vehicles can perform satisfactorily in applications that have limited performance requirements, particularly in terms of range. It is also concluded that the electric vehicles manufactured in the U.S.A. exhibit excessive failure rates.

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  • Accession Number: 00193340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 789391
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM