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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 1993

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  • Heating and cooling battery electric vehicles-the final barrier

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):9 - 14
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    Battery electric vehicles (EVs) present a particular challenge to the development of more efficient and effective heating and cooling systems for automotive applications. Because heating-ventilating-air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are electrically powered, vehicle range is reduced when the HVAC system is operating. The alternative solutions to HVAC battery electric vehicles are identified and eval... View full abstract»

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  • The development of a series hybrid electric vehicle for near-term applications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):15 - 20
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    The design of a feasible hybrid electric vehicle for use in near-term applications is presented. The challenge involved cost effectiveness, acceleration, range, safety, and emissions, which were incorporated into the vehicle design. The relationship of the design goals was studied, and compromises were made to provide near-optimal system design. This process resulted in the selection and design of... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cell technology status

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):21 - 27
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    Several major fuel cell projects and their status are described. The fuel cell types discussed are phosphoric acid, molten carbonate, solid oxide, and polymer. One of the technologies is very close to commercialization. Two others offer the possibility for higher efficiency and large capacity electric generation using coal. Still another may be the answer to the key issues facing the transportatio... View full abstract»

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  • The capital, energy, and time economics of an automated, on-demand transportation system

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):28 - 32
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    Many transit and rail planners believe that the only way to decrease the capital and operating cost of rail and transit systems is to decrease the size and weight of the vehicles. The authors discuss the requirements of such a downsized transportation system and the benefits to be gained by decreasing the size of the operational vehicles. Not only can the capital and operating cost of the system b... View full abstract»

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  • Tests of a full-sized mechanically rechargeable zinc-air battery in an electric vehicle

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):34 - 38
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    A mechanically rechargeable zinc-air battery that has high power density and fast refueling capability is described. The battery is built from modules of 32 or 44 cells connected in series, and the modules can be arranged in any combination of series and parallel connections, and in practical quantity, according to the requirements of the vehicle, motor, and controller. The results of laboratory a... View full abstract»

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  • Total life-cycle cost analysis of conventional and alternative fueled vehicles

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):39 - 43
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    Total life-cycle cost (TLCC) analysis can indicate whether paying higher capital costs for advanced technology with low operating and environmental costs is advantageous over paying lower capital costs for conventional technology with higher operating and environment costs. A TLCC model that was developed to facilitate consideration of the various factors involved in both individual and societal p... View full abstract»

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  • Space propulsion: the antimatter advantage

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):44 - 46
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    It is suggested that, based upon current research, there exist several possibilities for future propulsion techniques. Some of the most promising research deals with antimatter and its usefulness in energy production. The potential of antimatter as an efficient and renewable energy source is discussed. The design of an antimatter propulsion system is described.<> View full abstract»

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