Electric-car range extension through hybrid modification. Final report

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A gasohol powered generator set has been installed on a 1210 pound electrically powered Citicar. A power supply has been designed to convert the alternating current of the generator to run the car at a level of 36 vdc maximum. This is less than the 48 vdc used by the Citicar battery pack but which greatly exceeds the ratings on the 3.5 hp General Electric motor. Tests were done to see the minimum stepping voltage to give smooth acceleration and this was found to be 18 vdc. Tests with the generator-power supply set showed a level path consumption of 35 ... continued below

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Creator: Unknown. June 30, 1982.

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A gasohol powered generator set has been installed on a 1210 pound electrically powered Citicar. A power supply has been designed to convert the alternating current of the generator to run the car at a level of 36 vdc maximum. This is less than the 48 vdc used by the Citicar battery pack but which greatly exceeds the ratings on the 3.5 hp General Electric motor. Tests were done to see the minimum stepping voltage to give smooth acceleration and this was found to be 18 vdc. Tests with the generator-power supply set showed a level path consumption of 35 to 40 mpg. Switching between the generator and battery supplies is accomplished manually. The conclusion is that hybridization can be accomplished fairly reasonably but much needs to be done on the development of the electric car itself and particularly battery systems.

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  • Other: DE84000396
  • Report No.: DOE/R4/10448-T1
  • Grant Number: FG44-81R410448
  • DOI: 10.2172/5629538 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5629538
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093600

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Electric-car range extension through hybrid modification. Final report, report, June 30, 1982; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093600/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.