Reports from West Germany indicate that Brown Boveri & Cie is believed to have a practical sodium-sulphur EV battery after some ten years of work on its development. Several vehicle manufacturers in West Germany are being contacted regarding building cars incorporating the BBC system. Tests with converted Volkswagen vehicles are reported as very successful. Cars in the VW class are expected to have a range of about 250km at a continuing speed of 100 km/h. Acceleration would be 0-50km/h in 7 seconds. Top speed is reported to be 130km/h. It is noted, however, that production which incorporates the new BBC system with the sodium-sulphur battery is not expected until 1990 and, as yet, there are no indications of what vehicle manufacturers will actually put the vehicles into production. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Porter Corporation

    P.O. Box 5200
    Westport, CT  United States  06881
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Pagination: p. 11
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  • Accession Number: 00387364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM