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Title: Performance testing of the AC propulsion ELX electric vehicle

Performance testing of the AC Propulsion ELX electric vehicle is described. Test data are presented and analyzed. The ELX vehicle is the first of a series of electric vehicles of interest to the California Air Resources Board. The test series is being conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the US Department of energy and the California Air Resources Board. The tests which were conducted showed that the AC Propulsion ELX electric vehicle has exceptional acceleration and range performance. when the vehicle`s battery was fully charged, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h in about 10 seconds. Energy consumption and range tests using consecutive FUDS and HWFET Driving cycles (the all-electric cycle) indicate that the energy economy of the AC Propulsion ELX electric vehicle with regenerative braking is 97 W{center_dot}h/km, with a range of 153 km (95 miles). Computer simulations performed using the SIMPLEV Program indicate that the vehicle would have a range of 327 km (203 miles) on the all-electric cycle if the lead acid batteries were replaced with NiMH batteries having an energy density of 67 W{center_dot}h/kg. Comparisons of FUDS test data with and without regenerative braking indicated that regenerative braking reduced themore » energy consumption of the ELX vehicle by approximately 25%.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10192336
Report Number(s):
EGG-EP--11320
ON: DE95002049; TRN: AHC29428%%52
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1994
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; LEAD-ACID BATTERIES; METAL-METAL BATTERIES; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS 330300; ELECTRIC-POWERED SYSTEMS