Batteries for Practical Electric Cars 730253

The factors necessary to design a battery system for commercial electric cars are analyzed. A new battery system, involving zinc and chlorine as the active elements, and utilizing chlorine hydrate as a means of storing chlorine, is presented. It is shown that this new system meets all the requirements for practical electric cars. Data on the operating characteristics of batteries based on the zinc/chlorine hydrate system are given. Operating performances of an electric car based on this battery are presented.


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