This study was conducted to verify that a four-passenger, quasi-electric drive (QED) vehicle of acceptable weight could obtain a range of 80 km with improved lead acid batteries. The duel-fueled hybrid vehicle described is basically an electric vehicle (EV) augmented by a small heat-engine hybrid propulsion system for extended range capability. Usually the vehicle operates as an EV, since 75% of vehicle miles traveled in the United States consist of trips of 80 km (50 mi) or less. For longer trips, the driver may select the heat-engine hybrid mode or permit automatic switching to heat-engine power when the batteries reach a prescribed level of discharge. Three candidate propulsion systems having the greatest potential for early marketability were selected.

  • 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:
    • Schwartz, M W
    • Lorbeer, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM