In-Vehicle Test Results of the Eagle-Picher, Globe, and Westinghouse Batteries 830675
Three full-sized developmental batteries were tested with electric vehicles: the Eagle- Picher nickel-iron battery, the Globe ISOA lead-acid battery, and the Westinghouse nickel-iron battery. Constant-speed and driving schedule tests were done on a chassis dynamometer. Several aspects of battery performance were evaluated, including capacity, recharge efficiency, voltage response, and self-discharge. Each of these three batteries exhibited some strengths and some weaknesses.