The report handles the development of traction batteries for road vehicles. It is divided into two parts. In the first part a new lead--acid traction battery is discussed; and in the second, a new nickel oxide--iron battery. The theoretical energy densities for both systems are given. The specific energy values, experimentally attained, lie at about 40 Wh/kg in the case of the lead--acid accumulator and at about 50 Wh/kg in the case of the nickel oxide--iron accumulator. The measures for attaining these values are given. For the lead--acid accumulator the values, attained through experience of electric operation using batteries of this type, are reported. The possibilities of further development are explored. Regarding the use of batteries for powering vehicles, 800 cycles with a lead-acid accumulator and 1,000 cycles with a nickel oxide--iron accumulator can at the moment be calculated. Future research problems are given. (ERA citation 03:000900)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In German, International electric vehicle symposium, Dusseldorf, German, Federal Republic of (F.R. Germany), 31 Aug 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Varta Batterie AG

    6233 Kelkheim,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Salamon, K
    • Kraemer, G
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760866-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM