Development of Electric Vehicles in Japan 690072

This paper presents a comprehensive review of prototype electric vehicles developed in Japan and the extensive research being done to improve battery and fuel cell power sources. Descriptions and specifications of the various models are included. Commercial as well as academic and government research projects are listed. The development of these vehicles is firmly based on experience gained during the war years and present objectives are concentrated on obtaining greater cruising ranges and the perfection of more reliable and more easily serviceable power supplies.


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