STATUS AND EVALUATION OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES FOR SHORT TERM APPLICATIONS. FINAL REPORT

The objective of this task is to compile information regarding batteries which could be used for electric cars or hybrid vehicles in the short term. More specifically, this study applies lead-acid batteries and nickel-cadmium battery technologies which are more developed than the advanced batteries which are presently being investigated under USABC contracts and therefore more accessible in production efficiency and economies of scale. Moreover, the development of these batteries has advanced the state-of-the-art not only in terms of performance and energy density but also in cost reduction. The survey of the lead-acid battery development took the biggest part of the effort, since they are considered more apt to be used in the short term. Other battery systems are also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Himy, A
  • Publication Date: 1995-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LBL-37663
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM