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Technical Report of Range-BASF Program

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Author(s)

Leonid A. Bendersky, Kwo-hsiung Young, Simon K. Ng

Abstract

The goal of the RANGE-BASF Program is to provide an alternative solution for the energy storage media that powers electric vehicles other than the existing Li-ion battery. With the use of a rare-earth free metal hydride as the active negative electrode material together with a core-shell type alpha-beta nickel hydroxide as the active positive electrode and a sealed pouch design, an energy density of 145 Wh kg-1 and cost model of $120 kWh-1 are demonstrated to be feasible. Combined with the proven safety record and cycle stability, we have demonstrated the feasibility of using a nickel/metal hydride battery in EV applications.
Citation
Batteries

Keywords

Nickel metal hydride battery, Electrochemistry, Hydrogen storage alloys, Nickel hydroxide, Ionic liquid, Alkaline electrolyte, Cell package
Created February 2, 2016, Updated March 21, 2017