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.

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  • Pagination: p. 745-749

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 789284 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM