The Development of Aluminum-Air Batteries for Electric Vehicles 891660
The aluminum-air battery has unique features that make it an attractive candidate as a power source in an electric vehicle. The energy and power densities of the battery can provide driving ranges comparable to those of the internal combustion engine. The battery is a multi-component system as will be described and any development program must focus upon the several challenges:
the need for high performance electrodes
a cell design that allows rapid replacement of the anode, and
separation of the solid product from the electrolyte.