Electric vehicles (EVs): 'a look behind the scenes'

  • W.A. O'Brien
  • Published 1993 in IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine


The author addresses and summarizes some of the broader issues relating to electric vehicles including legislation, regulation, funding, infrastructure, niche markets, safety, and the near-term need for lead-acid batteries. The impact of low emission requirements is examined. The principle hazards associated with lead-acid batteries and the attendant liability issues are identified. Federal safety requirements are discussed in some detail.<<ETX>>


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