U. K. Electric Vehicle Development Programmes 780088

Two aspects of electric vehicle development in the UK are discussed; vehicle chassis, hardware and battery development and operational experience. Electric delivery vans of the one to two ton payload range in the Lucas and Chloride programmes are discussed. The improving prospects for molten sodium sulphur battery in large vans and buses is examined. The GLC ‘London Goes Electric’ scheme for placing up to 62 vehicles in service in Central London is covered in addition to the Electricity Council trial of 60 Enfield city cars.


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