Accession Number : ADA338212
Title : The DTIC Review. Hybrid and Electronic Vehicles. Volume 4. Number 1, June 1998.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
Personal Author(s) : Cupp, Christian C ; Levine, Phyllis
Report Date : Jun 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 300
Abstract : 'Hybrid' vehicles combine the best of gasoline, electricity and energy storage systems. Government and industry research and development programs are working on the multimillion dollar program to develop a fleet of experimental hybrid vehicles. The DARPA Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology program is pursuing research, development and demonstrations of technologies for electric and hybrid vehicles that address military missions, modernization and cost mitigation. The hybrid technology is equally important to both military and industry. Environmental regulations motivate both to find alternatives to the traditional vehicle. In an effort to comply with these strict regulations research efforts focus on building engines with high efficiency and low exhaust emission. In addition to improving air quality, it is also desirable to build inexpensive, reliable, long lasting, and compact vehicles. Formidable technological barriers exist however, to achieving performance cost and reliability.
Descriptors : *HYBRID SYSTEMS , *ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , ELECTRONICS , EMISSION , INDUSTRIES , ENVIRONMENTS , HIGH RATE , LITERATURE SURVEYS , DEMONSTRATIONS , EFFICIENCY , COSTS , RELIABILITY , MISSIONS , ELECTRICITY , MICROELECTRONICS , VEHICLES , INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH , AIR QUALITY , REGULATIONS , ENERGY STORAGE , ELECTRIC PROPULSION , GASOLINE
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE