TITLE

POST OFFICE DELIVERY VANS IN CALIFORNIA

AUTHOR(S)
Burrows, B.W.; Wysor, W.J.; Hartman, R.J.
PUB. DATE
April 1979
SOURCE
New Republic;4/14/79, Vol. 180 Issue 15, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes a pilot project to evaluate electric vehicles as delivery vans for the United States Postal Service in California. Electric vans manufactured by AM General; Electric propulsion systems designed and manufactured by Gould Inc.; System design emphasis on high efficiency, safety, cost effectiveness, and satisfaction of the specified performance requirements; Range of 20 miles with 300 stops/starts; Top speed of 33 miles per hour; Acceleration; Gradeability; Battery life of four years.
ACCESSION #
11081201

 

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