This report presents the major conclusions and findings from the focus group discussion on electric/hybrid vehicles, providing input in two decision-making areas: (1) evaluation of barriers and opportunities associated with successful commercialization of electric/hybrid vehicles; and (2) evaluation of appropriate Federal actions for promoting and facilitating commercialization. The technology represented by electric/hybrid vehicles was selected for research and evaluation as a candidate for commercialization because of the potential opportunity to reduce American dependence on gasoline. DOE recognizes that this potential can be realized through energy conservation as well as through the development of alternative sources of energy. As a major source of energy usage in the United States, the gasoline-powered vehicle is a logical target for consideration in commercialization studies. By encouraging the use of alternative technologies, DOE can achieve its mission of energy efficiency. This report addresses the question of whether electric/hybrid vehicles represent the appropriate alternative technology for DOE commercialization efforts.

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  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EV-78-C-01-6458
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM