ADVANCED BATTERY DESIGN

The three important aspects in battery design for "on the road" electric vehicles are minimum cost, maximum energy density and maximum life. The virtues of new forms of electrochemical couples have been acclaimed in the world press, but to-date, no system has been proven to achieve more than two of these objectives together. The alternative couples to lead/lead dioxide are examined. Most do not appear commercially viable. The sodium sulphur system appears to be the most promising but, without a major breakthrough, batteries will not be commercially available this decade so that lead/lead dioxide currently is unrivalled from the cost-effective point of view. /TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From: Electric Cars-Their Future Role in Urban Transport, Congerence Papers, Canberra, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 

    Austrailan Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Potter, D E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00196691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM