HIGH ENERGY TUBULAR BATTERY FOR AN 1800 KG PAYLOAD ELECTRIC DELIVERY VAN

A high energy lead-acid battery was developed to provide, at no extra cost, a 1800 kg (4000 lb) payload electric delivery van with a driving range of 80-90 km (50-55 miles). In addition to the new high performance electrodes, an integrated approach to the total power source concept evolved new lightweight designs for battery packaging and a system engineered battery charger and an automatic topping-up facility. Despite the 40% improvement in range compared with 55-65 km (35-40 miles) for conventional traction batteries, a 4 year battery life is expected due to the reinforcing features of the tubular design adopted for the positive electrode.

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

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Whitehead, M L
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790162 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM