This article, the second of a series of three, outlines the research on the most promising types of battery for electric vehicle application. The batteries reviewed are divided into three types: (a) traditional aqueous electrolytes with solid electrodes; (b) aqueous electrolyte batteries with gas reactants at the cathode; and (c) high energy density reactions of a alkali metals with chalcogenide cathodes. The design targets of each type are estimated for reasonable operating conditions. Chemical reactions are given together with theoretical and achievable energy densities. Often practical difficulties make the achievable energy density much less than that theoretically possible. Potential applications and limitations of each type are discussed. The problems associated with the production of a commercially acceptable battery are examined. /TRRL/

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    IPC Electrical Electronic Press Limited

    Dorset House Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Tofield, B C
  • Publication Date: 1979-1-26

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 29-31
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 204
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0013-4384

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM