Recent development activity overseas has shown that effective control engineering of electric cars for urban transport is within the scope of contemporary technology. Control systems have been developed from the established and reliable methods of control applied to other types of battery-powered vehicles, from golf carts to industrial vehicles, of which hundreds of thousands are in use. A wealth of valuable and relevant experience is therefore already available for application to the specific requirements of electric cars. Control system choice is influenced by such factors as cost, simplicity and reliability. Efficient energy conversion within the car is also a prime engineering objective, both from the performance aspect and the viewpoint of resources conservatrion. /Author/TRRL/

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    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Munns, M G
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 295-313

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  • Accession Number: 00196707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0 642 01790 5
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM