Baseline Tests of the Electra-Van Multipurpose Electric Van.
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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The Electra-Van, Model 500-108, an electric, quarter-ton, multipurpose van, was tested at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Test Facilities in Aberdeen, Maryland, as part of a Department of Energy DOE project to characterize the state-of-the-art of electric vehicles. The Electra-Van is manufactured in Austin, Texas, by Jet Industries, Inc. It is a converted Subaru minivan. It is powered by eighteen, 6-volt batteries that are connected to the motor through an SCR controller actuated by a foot pedal to control motor speed. The 14.2-horsepower motor drives the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. No regenerative braking is provided. Author
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- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
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