State-of-the-Art Assessment Update

April 1979
New Republic;4/14/79, Vol. 180 Issue 15, p27
Presents United States Department of Energy official W. J. Dippold's summarization of the results of 1978 electric vehicle state-of-the-art assessment reports. Vehicles with current technology in batteries, controllers, and motors provide more energy efficiency with four-speed manual transmissions than vehicles without transmissions; Value of transmission on time to accelerate to moderate speeds; Gradeability at low speeds above five kilometers per hour; Transmission design opportunities.


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