Cost projections and required selling prices for electric vehicle batteries using sodium-sulfur technology have been developed. The projected costs were aggregated from a unit operations level cost analysis performed by a Chloride Group and Chloride Silent Power, Ltd. team. Designs and costs were based on a 69-kWh battery (nominal capacity) and a manufacturing facility producing 6600 batteries per year. The required selling price was estimated to be $112 per kWh. Sensitivities of cost to larger production volumes were also investigated. In addition, an independent team reviewed the work and found the methodology and results consistent with good cost analysis practice.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
    Richland, WA  United States  99352
  • Authors:
    • QUINN, J E
    • Symons, P C
    • Brown, D R
    • Riley, D J
    • Atherton, G
  • Publication Date: 1989-8

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PNL-SA-17038, CONF-890815-24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM