CONGRESS NEEDS TO REDIRECT THE FEDERAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROGRAM

Electric vehicles represent a technology meriting continued development. However, their commercial potential is limited because they cost more and perform poorly compared with conventional vehicles. This report recommends that electric vehicle research and development be strengthened, vehicle demonstrations be limited initially to the Federal sector, and loan guarantees for commercial production be delayed. The Congress should make the legislative changes and take other actions needed to redirect the Department of Energy's program. /GAO/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published as EMD-79-6 (April 9, 1979), 52 p.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20548
  • Publication Date: 1979-5-1

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  • Accession Number: 00196431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM