A high-energy lead-acid electric vehicle battery has been developed in the United Kingdom by Chloride Technical Ltd. The battery provides an 1800-kg payload electric delivery van with a driving range of 80-90 km, as contrasted with the 55-65 km range of conventional traction batteries. Despite this 40% improvement in vehicle range, a four-year battery life is expected, due to the reinforcing features of the tubular design adopted for the positive electrode. The battery design based on a tubular positive plate is shown. Such a design has been evolved over many years as a life-reinforcing mechanism to prevent disintegration of the positive plate. The tubular positive plate consists of a series of vertical lead spines cast from a horizontal shoulder section containing the terminal lug.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 34-37
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM