The Volkswagen Electric Drive Vehicle: Objectives and Technology 98C056
In addition to the price factor, the success of an electric
vehicle primarily depends on its performance characteristics and
operating range. Advances both in vehicle design and better
technology help to improve these characteristics, thus providing
the customer with a convincing vehicle concept.
Three vehicle generations will be examined and the development
advances between 1993 and 2003 will be listed by way of comparison.
Improvement potential and technical limits will be analyzed from
Since the limits of battery technology cannot be extended at
will, it is necessary to develop both battery-driven electric
vehicles and vehicles fitted with hybrid drive units. Based on the
drive technology of purely electric-powered vehicles, concepts of
range extender hybrid and fuel-cell hybrid vehicles will be
Horst Friedrich, Siegfried Köhle, Peter Lück
1998 International Congress on Transportation Electronics