U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Vehicle Technologies Office – Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity

Pomona Loop Test Results

Southern California Edison conducted performance tests on full-size electric vehicles over an open-road course. The vehicles were driven over the same course, the Pomona loop (PDF 131 KB). A comparison (PDF 23 KB) of the results is also available.

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Summary Fact Sheets

  • Chevy S-10 with Panasonic Lead-Acid Batteries (PDF 50 KB)
  • Chevy S-10 with Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries (PDF 49 KB)
  • Chevy S-10 with Lead-Acid Batteries (Delphi) (PDF 46 KB)
  • Chrysler EPIC with NiMH Batteries (PDF 79 KB)
  • Chrysler EPIC with Lead-Acid Batteries (PDF 58 KB)
  • Ford Ranger with NiMH Batteries (PDF 66 KB)
  • Ford Ranger with Lead-Acid Batteries (PDF 56 KB)
  • General Motors EV1 with Panasonic Lead-Acid Batteries (PDF 62 KB)
  • General Motors EV1 with Lead-Acid Batteries (PDF 50 KB)
  • Honda EV Plus (PDF 48 KB)
  • Nissan Altra (PDF 62 KB)
  • Toyota RAV4 with NiMH Batteries - Conductive Charging (PDF 62 KB)
  • Toyota RAV4 with NiMH Batteries - Inductive Charging (PDF 60 KB)

Performance Reports

  • Chevy S-10 with Panasonic Lead-Acid Batteries (PDF 1.8 MB)
  • Chevy S-10 with NiMH Batteries (PDF 1.8 MB)
  • Chrysler EPIC with NiMH Batteries (PDF 3.4 MB)
  • Ford Ranger with NiMH Batteries (PDF 2.2 MB)
  • General Motors EV1 with Panasonic Lead-Acid Batteries (PDF 3.4 MB)
  • Nissan Altra with Sony Lithium Ion Batteries (PDF 2.4 MB)
  • Nissan Altra with Shin Kobe Lithium Ion Batteries (PDF 1.5 MB)
  • Toyota RAV4 with NiMH Batteries: Conductive Charging (PDF 4.7 MB)
  • Toyota RAV4 with NiMH Batteries: Inductive Charging (PDF 5.4 MB)