ENEL EXPERIENCE AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS IN THE FIELD OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

ENEL, the Italian Electricity Board, has launched extensive programs of research, development, and demonstration in the field of battery-powered vehicles, as the widespread use of electric vehicles should have a positive effect on the energy picture and the environment. Moreover, overnight battery recharging would contribute to the levelling of the electrical load-profile. Possible near-term applications of electric vehicles have already been pinpointed within the framework of the activities of ENEL and other important Italian utilities. Electric vans have been or are being developed in cooperation with Italian manufacturers. More than 50 electric vehicles of different types have been already assigned to ENEL operational units for demonstration purposes. Laboratory and on-the-road tests are planned to improve the vehicle and battery performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Meeting held 26 February-2 March 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Bossi, A
    • Menga, P
    • Paris, L
    • Sforzini, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790113 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM