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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    Energy Systems Planning Division, Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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