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Development of a lead acid power source for hybrid electric vehicles

Objective

To reach future objectives on energy consumption and emissions attention recently shifted towards hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Specific power needs for HEVs are more demanding than battery electric vehicles: a power-to-energy-ratio of 20-30 instead of 1 for BEVs. No low cost batteries are now available meeting this demands. Also there is a strong need for more electric power in vehicles: shifting from 12V to 36V, best served with a high specific power battery. Hence the main objective of this project is to develop a compact bi-polar lead acid battery for HEVs and Starter-Alternator applications, with a specific power of 600W/kg.

Further objectives are a weight reduction of 75% compared to conventional lead acid, a maximum (dis) charging time of 30 seconds during peak power, a life time of 5 years, an operation temperature of -15 to +40 degrees Celsius and a maximum price of 1500 Euro.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Address
Laan Van Westenenk 501
7300 AH Apeldoorn
Netherlands

Participants (7)

A2E TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
Address
Rue Conourcet 25
38090 Grenoble
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
ELRINGKLINGER KUNSTSTOFFECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Badenbergstrasse, 15
89520 Heidenheim
IMTECH MARINE & OFFSHORE BV
Netherlands
Address
Sluisjesdijk 155
5054 Rotterdam
NEDERLANDSE ACCUMULATOREN PRODUKTIE B.V., CENTURION-PRODUKTIE
Netherlands
Address
Molensingel, 17
5912 AC Venlo
PGE B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Glaslaan, 2
5616 LW Eindhoven
SOCIETE DE CONSEIL ET PROSPECTIVE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Boulevard Alsace-lorraine, 85-93
93115 Rosny-sous-bois