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Technical Report of Range-BASF Program



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


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.


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