Field Operations Program Chevrolet S-10 (Lead-Acid) Accelerated Reliability Testing - Final Report

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This report summarizes the Accelerated Reliability testing of five lead-acid battery-equipped Chevrolet S-10 electric vehicles by the US Department of Energy's Field Operations Program and the Program's testing partners, Electric Transportation Applications (ETA) and Southern California Edison (SCE). ETA and SCE operated the S-10s with the goal of placing 25,000 miles on each vehicle within 1 year, providing an accelerated life-cycle analysis. The testing was performed according to established and published test procedures. The S-10s' average ranges were highest during summer months; changes in ambient temperature from night to day and from season-to-season impacted range by as much as 10 ... continued below

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Francfort, J.; Argueta, J.; Wehrey, M.; Karner, D. & Tyree, L. July 1, 1999.

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This report summarizes the Accelerated Reliability testing of five lead-acid battery-equipped Chevrolet S-10 electric vehicles by the US Department of Energy's Field Operations Program and the Program's testing partners, Electric Transportation Applications (ETA) and Southern California Edison (SCE). ETA and SCE operated the S-10s with the goal of placing 25,000 miles on each vehicle within 1 year, providing an accelerated life-cycle analysis. The testing was performed according to established and published test procedures. The S-10s' average ranges were highest during summer months; changes in ambient temperature from night to day and from season-to-season impacted range by as much as 10 miles. Drivers also noted that excessive use of power during acceleration also had a dramatic effect on vehicle range. The spirited performance of the S-10s created a great temptation to inexperienced electric vehicle drivers to ''have a good time'' and to fully utilize the S-10's acceleration capability. The price of injudicious use of power is greatly reduced range and a long-term reduction in battery life. The range using full-power accelerations followed by rapid deceleration in city driving has been 20 miles or less.

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OSTI as DE00771511

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT/99-00650
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/771511 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 771511
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc725272

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Francfort, J.; Argueta, J.; Wehrey, M.; Karner, D. & Tyree, L. Field Operations Program Chevrolet S-10 (Lead-Acid) Accelerated Reliability Testing - Final Report, report, July 1, 1999; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc725272/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.