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Batteries for electric vehicles

D.A.J. Rand, R. Woods, R.M. Dell.

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly important in the future of urban transport, particularly as a means of reducing atmospheric pollution. This book describes the operating principles and design of traction battery systems for electric vehicle propulsion, giving a comparison of the many candidate traction batteries available. Performance criteria for batteries in terms of energy and power density, efficiency and life cycle are presented. The text is broad ranging and covers information on the electric vehicles developed by major automobile manufacturers and the battery chemistries that are currently favoured. Future progress in the integration of electric vehicle design and battery technology is explored, together with the infrastructure considerations which must be addressed before fleets of electric vehicles can be successfully introduced into cities. This book will prove invaluable to industrial and university battery scientists and engineers, automotive engineers concerned with electric vehicles, financial sponsors of battery and electric programmes, government scientists and engineers concerned with energy and environmental planning and postgraduate students taking courses in energy, environment, transportation, electrochemistry and materials science.

  • Hardcover: 577 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, c1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 9780863802058 (Research Studies Press)
  • ISBN 9780471967996 (Wiley) -

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