MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE APPLICATIONS

The Department of Energy authorized the E and HV-MEST Project in September, 1977, to provide a focus for its efforts to develop mechanical energy storage technology for application to electric and hybrid vehicles. Technical management responsibility for the project was assigned to the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. LLL has, in the past year, contracted with industry for the development of two advanced flywheell concepts and one elastomeric energy storage concept, all applicable to regenerative braking and designed to improve the performance and fuel economy of electric vehicles. Additional efforts include an experimental study of the effect of load leveling on battery life and anlaytical evaluations of mechanical energy storage technology. These activities are integrated in an overall plan and management structure designed to enhance the commercialization of electric vehicles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Information Exchange Conference, Luray, Virginia, 24 Oct 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Barlow, T M
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-17

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-781046-11
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM