IRON-AIR BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
The successful development of a low-cost, long-life secondary iron-air battery can provide the power propulsion source for widespread use of commuter electric vehicles. The ultimate performance goals for the iron-air system are 1000 deep discharge cycles with an energy content of 140 watt hours per kilogram at a 4-hour rate with a sustained peak power density of about 110 watts per kilogram. The manufacturing cost of the fully developed iron-air battery system is expected to be about $30 per kilowatt hour. Development work on both electrodes and cells has indicated that the performance goals for a fully developed system are reasonable and attainable.
- From: intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 13th Proceedings.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Buzzelli, E S
- Liu, C T
- Bryant, W A
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 745-749
- TRT Terms: Air; Batter piles; Expansive clays; Iron; Operating costs
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00193307
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 789284 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM