ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMOBILE PROPULSION: 1978 STUDY. 1. OVERVIEW AND FINDINGS

A technical and cost analysis of energy-storage devices and energy-storage power systems for automobiles as well as an analysis of the national energy impact with the introduction of such automobiles were performed. The goal was to determine which devices and power systems are likely to provide credible alternatives to current and future internal combustion engine propulsion systems between now and the year 2000. The work was coordinated with results of the study team's work on this subject in prior years. Study panels continued to examine electrochemical, mechanical, chemical, and thermal storage devices with the purpose of identifying and selecting the most promising. These devices were used in conceptual designs of various energy storage propulsion systems. Their resultant performances and costs were calculated and compared against each other and against a baseline ICE vehicle system conceptually designed to provide the same performance. Using results of the study reported at the end of FY 1977 (see ERA 3:33359 and 3:31300), the FY 1978 study concentrated on examining the following: the effect on all-battery electric systems of optimizing batteries for the specific peak power and specific energy relationship, the effect on the relative results of using highly optimistic (10% confidence level) component characteristics; the national energy impact of the future introduction of energy storage automobiles; and the effect on prior results and conclusions of R and D achievements in the past year. (ERA citation 04:041179)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  USA  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Berhrin, C J
    • Anderson, C J
    • Bomelburg, H
    • Farahat, M
    • Forsberg, H C
  • Publication Date: 1978-12-15

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  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1980 12:00AM