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Baseline Tests of the Electra Van Model 1000 Electric Vehicle.
Test rept. 20 Sep-28 Nov 78,
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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The Electra Van Model 1000, an electric half-ton multipurpose van, was tested at MERADCOM as part of a Department of Energy 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 powered by 24, 6-volt batteries that are connected to the motor through an SCR controller actuated by a foot pedal to control motor speed. The 28-horsepower motor drives the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. No regenerative braking is provided. Author
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