A breakthrough in zinc-nickel oxide battery technology has been announced. The current zinc-nickel oxide cells have a rating of 27 watt-hours per pound, and GM wants to push that up to 32. Recharging the batteries takes eight hours. The vehicle will be a specially designed, specific-purpose vehicle which could be a small urban or commuter car or a delivery van. It is estimated that, based on today's general prices, it would take 1.5 cents worth of electricity to run a small electic vehicle a mile. Howver, amortizing the batteries would add to the cost of operation of the electric vehicles.

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    American Chemical Society

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  • Publication Date: 1979-10-1

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  • Accession Number: 00301918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM