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Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries – the Way forward for Low-Cost Micro and Mild Hybrid Vehicles

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European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium, 17a Welbeck Way, London W1G 9YJ. UK
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Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, PO Box 12036, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(1), 61-68; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3010061
Published: 27 March 2009
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Abstract

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium has been researching into VRLA batteries since 1992, initially for electric vehicle (EV) applications, where it achieved significant life extension in deep cycle duty. More recently it has focussed its work on hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications where the battery has to operate in High-Rate Partial State-of-Charge (HRPSoC) conditions. Whereas in EV operation failure occurs in the positive plate, in HEV duty, failure is due to negative plate sulfation, resulting in rapid loss of capacity. Ways of overcoming this have been investigated successfully and the ALABC is undertaking vehicle demonstration programmes to publicise this work.
Keywords: e-regulated lead-acid; Bipolar; HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) e-regulated lead-acid; Bipolar; HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
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Cooper, A.; Moseley, P. Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries – the Way forward for Low-Cost Micro and Mild Hybrid Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 61-68.

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