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Title: Baseline tests of the Sebring Citi-Van electric delivery truck

Abstract

The Citi-Van, a multipurpose electric vehicle manufactured in Sebring, Florida, by Sebring-Vanguard, Inc., was tested at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground test facilities in Aberdeen, Maryland, between 14 June and 13 July 1977. The tests are part of a Department of Energy (DOE) project to characterize the state-of-the-art of electric vehicles. This report presents the performance of the Sebring Citi-Van. The Sebring Citi-Van is a two-passenger delivery truck with a cycolac plastic body and powered by eight 6-volt batteries. The batteries are connected to a motor through a contactor controller actuated by a foot pedal to control motor speed. The 6-horsepower motor drives the rear wheels through a direct drive to the differential. No regenerative braking was provided on this vehicle. All tests were run at the gross vehicle weight of 884 kilograms (1949 lbm). The Citi-Van accelerated from 0 to 48.3 kilometers per hour (0 to 30 mi/h) on 21.5 seconds. The results of the tests are summarized.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command, Fort Belvoir, VA (USA). Electrical Power Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
6124216
Report Number(s):
DOE/CS/51042-T3
ON: DE86008283
DOE Contract Number:  
AI01-77CS51042
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Report 2268
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; ACCELERATION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; LEAD-ACID BATTERIES; VELOCITY; DATA; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; TESTING; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems

Citation Formats

Dowgiallo, E.J. Jr., Bailey, C.E. Jr., Snellings, I.R., and Blake, W.H. Baseline tests of the Sebring Citi-Van electric delivery truck. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Dowgiallo, E.J. Jr., Bailey, C.E. Jr., Snellings, I.R., & Blake, W.H. Baseline tests of the Sebring Citi-Van electric delivery truck. United States.
Dowgiallo, E.J. Jr., Bailey, C.E. Jr., Snellings, I.R., and Blake, W.H. Thu . "Baseline tests of the Sebring Citi-Van electric delivery truck". United States.
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title = {Baseline tests of the Sebring Citi-Van electric delivery truck},
author = {Dowgiallo, E.J. Jr. and Bailey, C.E. Jr. and Snellings, I.R. and Blake, W.H.},
abstractNote = {The Citi-Van, a multipurpose electric vehicle manufactured in Sebring, Florida, by Sebring-Vanguard, Inc., was tested at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground test facilities in Aberdeen, Maryland, between 14 June and 13 July 1977. The tests are part of a Department of Energy (DOE) project to characterize the state-of-the-art of electric vehicles. This report presents the performance of the Sebring Citi-Van. The Sebring Citi-Van is a two-passenger delivery truck with a cycolac plastic body and powered by eight 6-volt batteries. The batteries are connected to a motor through a contactor controller actuated by a foot pedal to control motor speed. The 6-horsepower motor drives the rear wheels through a direct drive to the differential. No regenerative braking was provided on this vehicle. All tests were run at the gross vehicle weight of 884 kilograms (1949 lbm). The Citi-Van accelerated from 0 to 48.3 kilometers per hour (0 to 30 mi/h) on 21.5 seconds. The results of the tests are summarized.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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