The Design and Development of a Third-Generation Electric Highway Vehicle 720110
In September 1971, Anderson Power Products decided to design an electric highway vehicle scheduled for production by July 1972. The production design was based on two previous prototype vehicles. All the vehicles were original designs based on the unique requirements of battery-powered systems. This paper discusses a systems concept for electric vehicles, the design and evolution of a third-generation vehicle, and the support equipment necessary for successful vehicle operation and maintenance.