POTENTIAL MARKET AND DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The potential demand for electric vehicles as an alternative to the conventional car must be considered within the constraints set by their performance characteristics, particularly their limited range. Thus, the potential demand which they might satisfy would be for shorthaul intra-urban trips. Urban dwellers represent a major proportion of the Australian population; nevertheless, they are responsible for a significant proportion of non-urban car miles. The growth in multi-car households suggests that at least the second (or subsequent) vehicle may have A dominantly urban task, which would possibly be performed by an electric vehicle. Current cost and performance specifications of electric vehicles suggest however, that they will achieve very limited market penetration. /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 

    Austrailan Government Publishing Service

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

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  • Accession Number: 00196824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM