ELECTRIC CARS: WHERE BATTERIES STAND

Basic data are outlined of an experiemntal passenger battery-powered car. The main efforts are directd toward an improvement of the batteries in the number of charge/discharge cycles before replacement. The present battery provides about 400 such cycles, with 800 expected from the improved battery. ALthough there have been over 25 different types of electric vehicle batteries proposed, only four appear to be strong practical contenders. These are the industry staple, lead-acid; the touted nickel-zinc; the strongly contended, zinc-chloride; and the ultimate hope, sodium-sulfur.

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    Automotive Industries International

    Chilton Way
    Radnor, PA  USA  19089
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00196286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM