CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND REGIONAL ANALYSIS TO ASSESS IMPACTS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON THE ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEM
Electric vehicles and several potential urban markets are characterized. The basic vehicle types evaluated are a small commuter or utility automobile, a delivery or service truck, and a school or urban transit bus. They are characterized in terms of the parameters that are most likely to determine their market acceptability, i.e., initial and operating costs, range, and capacity to replace existing heat-engined vehicles. Baseline versions of the vehicles were characterized from the available data, with current batteries. Vehicles with near-term and advanced batteries were designed from the baseline vehicles to produce cost and performance characterizations for future electric vehicles with greater market appeal. These vehicles had substantially increased range at small cost penalties, making them more competitive with heat-engine vehicles. Specific regional electric vehicle impacts were analyzed for Chicago and Phoenix.
TRW Systems GroupEnergy Systems Planning Division, Westgate Research Park
McLean, VA USA 22101
Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC USA 20585
- Publication Date: 1978-6
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Buses; Delivery vehicles; Demand; Economic impacts; Electric batteries; Electric utilities; Electric vehicles; Evaluation; Feasibility analysis; Forecasting; Impact studies; Light trucks; Market value; Markets; Operating costs; Performance; Public opinion; Public transit; Regional analysis; Technology assessment; Trucks; Urban areas; Vehicle performance
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00198429
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM