ESTIMATES OF THE COST AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ALUMINUM-AIR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Economic costs and primary energy consumption are estimated for general purpose electric vehicles using aluminum-air propulsion batteries within the time frame of the 1990's (earliest possible date of introduction). Critical assumptions are given. The results show that, for a 40 kW, 70 kWh battery used in a vehicle traveling 16,000 km/y, the total capital investment in electricity and aluminum production plants and fuels distribution system was $2250 or $32/kWh. Of this, the aluminum plants contributed 60%, and the fuels distribution system, 3% (less than $1/kWh). The introduction of 1,000,000 vehicles per year in 1995 would increase domestic aluminum demand by below 5% per year, and electricity demand by less than 0.2% per year. (ERA citation 06:017071)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fall meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Hollywood, FL, USA, 5 Oct 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • COOPER, J F
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

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  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-8010159-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM