1980-02-01

Electric Vehicle AC Drive Development 800061

ABSTRACT

An improved drive system, which will result in lighter weight, higher efficiency and lower cost for an electric vehicle, is being developed. A study evaluating the suitability of alternative motor and power converter technologies for electric vehicle application was performed. The results indicate that an ac induction motor with a transistor inverter has the greatest potential. Not only will this drive system provide greater vehicle range, but it will also provide improved regeneration to the battery.

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