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Title: Research, development, and demonstration of lead-acid batteries for electric vehicle propulsion. Annual report for 1980

Work performed during Oct. 1, 1979 to Sept. 30, 1980 for the development of lead-acid batteries for electric vehicle propulsion is described. During this report period many of the results frpm Globe Battery's design, materials and process development programs became evident in the achievement of the ISOA (Improved State of Art) specific energy, specific power, and energy efficiency goals while testing in progress also indicates that the cycle life goal can be met. These programs led to the establishment of a working pilot assembly line which produced the first twelve volt ISOA modules. Five of these modules were delivered to the National Battery Test Laboratory during the year for capacity, power and life testing, and assembly is in progress of three full battery systems for installation in vehicles. In the battery subsystem area, design of the acid circulation system for a ninety-six volt ISOA battery pack was completed and assembly of the first such system was initiated. Charger development has been slowed by problems encountered with reliability of some circuits but a prototype unit is being prepared which will meet the charging requirements of our ninety-six volt pack. This charger will be available during the 1981 fiscal year.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6777473
Report Number(s):
ANL/OEPM-80-12
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI (USA). Globe Battery Div.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; LEAD-ACID BATTERIES; DESIGN; FABRICATION; PERFORMANCE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; VEHICLES 330300* -- Advanced Propulsion Systems-- Electric-Powered Systems; 250900 -- Energy Storage-- Batteries