Daihatsu Engine-Electric Hybrid 1.5 Ton Truck 785098
Out of environmental hazards caused by motor vehicles in big
cities in Japan, the exhaust gas is being subject for the strict
regulations by the Government but the noise is still looked over
relatively; people living in the urban area charges more strongly
that they are inconvenienced by noises created by trucks passing by
in the nighttime in particular.
In compliance with these social needs, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
which has been atop in developing electric vehicles now presents a
new type vehicle called "Engine-Electric Hybrid 1.5 ton
Truck" which is powered by either of diesel engine and
electricity so that it becomes possible to drive it by using
electric motor in populated area while speeding up by using diesel
engine in the highway. That is, this new truck succeeded in the
combination of both merits of electric vehicles and conventional
automobiles, non-pollution of the former and benefits by high
performance and economy of the latter.
This thesis is prepared to outline the newly developed Hybrid
1.5 ton Truck centering around the performance.