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Title: Future of electricity for automobiles: advanced electric vehicle concepts

Abstract

A large and growing effort involving both the federal government and industry is underway to develop and commercialize highway vehicles that utilize electricity. The electricity they use can be generated from nonpetroleum fuels. The Department of Energy, through its Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Program, is the principal federal agency involved in this work. The goal is to replace petroleum-consuming vehicles now operating on our roadway system with ones that utilize electricity as a primary fuel. However, commercially available electric vehicles (EV) do not compete on a performance (acceleration and range) or cost basis with comparably sized internal combustion engine vehicles. Although today's electric vehicles will certainly find some commerical acceptance, we need an automobile with general-purpose capability if we are to appeal to the larger market. I have labeled such an automobile the Advanced Electric Vehicle. Thus by definition, the Advanced Electric Vehicle is an automobile capable of filling the general-purpose role of today's gasoline-powered car and uses electricity as its principle fuel. It is either an EV, hybrid vehicle (HV), or some other nonpetroleum electricity-based system, such as a fuel cell vehicle (FCV). Is this Advanced Electric Vehicle in our future. To determine this we need to have anmore » understanding of what may be possible. Performance criteria for such a vehicle are presented and, in addition, various concepts that may be suitable for this vehicle are identified--their likely capabilities are discussed as well as the difficulties that must be overcome prior to commercialization in each case.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6200092
Report Number(s):
UCRL-85526; CONF-811010-3
ON: DE81028235
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. electric vehicle council symposium, Baltimore, MD, USA, 21 Oct 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; ECONOMICS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; HYBRID ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; ROADWAY-POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLES; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; FORECASTING; FUEL CELLS; MARKET; PERFORMANCE; SPECIFICATIONS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems; 330400 - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Hybrid Systems; 291000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Conservation

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O'Connell, L G. Future of electricity for automobiles: advanced electric vehicle concepts. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
O'Connell, L G. Future of electricity for automobiles: advanced electric vehicle concepts. United States.
O'Connell, L G. 1981. "Future of electricity for automobiles: advanced electric vehicle concepts". United States.
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