TITLE

State-of-the-Art Assessment Update

PUB. DATE
April 1979
SOURCE
New Republic;4/14/79, Vol. 180 Issue 15, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
11081196

 

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