This paper discusses the development of batteries for electric vehicles, the performance goals for the batteries, and the strategy being followed in the U.S. to promote commercialization of electric vehicles. Of the potential near-term batteries, lead-acid, iron-nickel oxide, and zinc-nickel oxide are the most promising for use in vehicles with limited range and applications. Much better performance is expected from second generation batteries, which include lithium-aluminum/ metal sulfides, zinc/chlorine, and sodium/sulfur batteries. /SAE/

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00193501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780458
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM