240 VDC ELECTRIC VEHICLE SYSTEM

The battery is the primary component limiting electric vehicle performance that equals today's standard of expectations as defined by the IC engine powered vehicles. Efforts to optimize the electric vehicle performance is leading many people to select and assemble the highest efficiency components available. High voltage electric vehicle power system can provide performance advantages over lower voltage systems, but only if this voltage is in balance with the total system. Mixing high efficiency components does not insure total system efficiency optimization. The ability of a battery to release its stored energy is a function of its demand. Higher current demands will reduce the efficiency of a battery. This paper reveals how such a mismatch occurred and its reflection on what appeared to be a battery problem.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For the Meeting held 26 February-2 March 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Jones, K R
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790159 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM