The Flinders electric vehicle was designed to meet the urgent requirement for a functional electrical vehicle in the urban environment. Conventional electric vehicles have proved unable to meet requirements for an urban commuter vehicle. Vehicles presently available are excessively heavy, due to the battery requirement, and their range in stop-start city traffic is low. The Flinders concept differs radically from the conventional electric vehicle. The battery current requirements are greatly reduced, resulting in a much lighter, more efficient battery. No electrical control is used to govern either power as the printed-armature motor determines its own requirement from the battery when used in this concept. /Author/TRRL/

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    • From: Electric Cars-Their Future Role in Urban Transport, Conference Papers, Canberra, 1975.
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    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Whitford, D R
    • Atkinson, D A
    • Rush, V A
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00196793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM