COST ANALYSIS OF 50 KWH ZINC--CHLORINE BATTERIES FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS

The costs comprising the projected selling price of a 50-kWh zinc--chlorine battery for mobile applications were analyzed. This analysis is predicated on a battery whose engineering and design specifications are well crystallized. Such a design has been proposed and a process plan conceived. This, in turn, led to a simulated manufacturing plan. This analysis showed that no critical resources or complex manufacturing operations are required. The projected cost presumes a production level of 25,000 batteries per year. In that context, a selling price was estimated, in mid-1977 dollars, to be $1645 per battery or $33/kWh. This price excludes the battery charger, for which an added $400 ($8/kWh) is considered reasonable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy Development Associates

    1100 West Whitcomb Avenue
    Madison Heights, MI  United States  48071

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Catherino, H
    • Henriksen, G L
    • Whittlesey, C C
    • WARDE, C J
    • Carr, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-02-2966
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM