Batteries and battery management

Progress in the realization of batteries and fuel cells as effective power sources for electric vehicles is discussed. The present status of battery systems is examined with respect to the performance criteria that have been recently set down by the US Advanced Battery Consortium. These criteria have been formulated to meet the perceived requirements of the zero-emission vehicles demanded under new regulations for automobile sales in California. The analysis shows that no single battery system is able to satisfy all of the criteria. Furthermore, this situation is unlikely to change within the timeframe of the California clean-air initiative. In the near-term, it is considered more expedient to apply low risk, low-cost lead/acid technology while waiting for a better alternative to reach commercialization. The ultimate power source for EVs is the fuel cell, but it may prove more effective to develop an all-electric hybrid system that uses a high-power lead/acid battery in concert with a solid polymer fuel cell.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51-69
  • Monograph Title: Electric Vehicles Workshop Proceedings, 6-7 November 1991, being a record assembled from speaker's texts, notes and audio tape records of presentations and discussions to the extent they could be clearly reproduced

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0867585765
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:11PM