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Main Title Nickel-zinc batteries for hybrid vehicle operation.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Salihi, Jalal T.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Alternative Automotive Power Systems Development Division,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-460/3-74-025; PB-239 710
Stock Number PB-239 710
OCLC Number 51981300
Additional Subjects Storage batteries ; Electric vehicles ; Reliability(Electronics) ; Nickel ; Zinc ; Heat ; Design ; Battery separators ; Nickel zinc cells ; Hybrid vehicular propulsion ; Zinc cells
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 460-3-74-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/02/2012
EKBD  EPA-460/3-74-025 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/04/2003
NTIS  PB-239 710 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 49 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The goal of this study was to evaluate and improve the characteristics of nickel-zinc secondary batteries for use in hybrid electric vehicles. The hybrid electric vehicle has a propulsion system consisting of a heat engine and a battery. The heat engine supplies steady state power, while the battery provides the transient power demands. The primary purpose, for hybrid propulsion, is to reduce exhaust emissions from street vehicles. The nickel-zinc secondary battery's possesses a unique combination of properties which makes it a strong candidate for use in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion systems. These properties include high energy density (25 Wh/lb), a flat discharge, and the ability to charge and discharge at high rates (greater than 100 Wh/lb) and low temperatures. Another feature of interest for vehicle propolsion use is the fact that electrode materials are plentiful and of reasonable cost. However, several possible problem areas do exist regarding the use of nickel-zinc cells, as presently designed, for this application; these are short cycle life and fairly high maintenance.
Project Officer: Jalal T. Salihi. "December 1972." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-460/3-74-025."