Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Impact of Future Use of Electric Cars in the Los Angeles Region. Volume I. Executive Summary and Technical Report.
Author Hamilton., W. F. ;
CORP Author General Research Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Alternative Automotive Power Systems Div.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-68-01-2103; EPA/460/3-74-020-a;
Stock Number PB-238 877
Additional Subjects Electric automobiles ; Urban transportation ; California ; Forecasting ; Reviews ; Storage batteries ; Feasibility ; Depreciation ; Performance standards ; Vehicles ; Population estimates ; Air pollution ; Conservation ; Energy ; Economic impact ; Utilization characteristics ; Air pollution abatement ; Compact cars ; Los Angeles(California)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-238 877 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 117p
Impacts of the use of electric cars in the Los Angeles region in 1980-2000 were projected for four-passenger subcompact electric cars using lead-acid and advanced batteries, with urban driving ranges of about 55 to 140 miles, respectively. Data from Los Angeles travel surveys shows that such cars could replace 17-74 percent of future Los Angeles autos with little sacrifice of urban driving. Adequate raw materials and night-time recharging power should be available for such use in the Los Angeles Region. The electric subcompacts would appear to be 20-60% more expensive overall than conventional subcompacts until battery development significantly reduces battery depreciation costs. This volume makes an overall review.