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Use of Lithium Ion Batteries in a Solar Powered Car

Kennedy, Byron J., Patterson, Dean J. and Camilleri, Steven P. (1999). Use of Lithium Ion Batteries in a Solar Powered Car. In: World Electric and Solar Vehicles Conference: Sustainable Transport, Why Bother?, Adelaide, October 1999.

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Author Kennedy, Byron J.
Patterson, Dean J.
Camilleri, Steven P.
Title Use of Lithium Ion Batteries in a Solar Powered Car
Conference Name World Electric and Solar Vehicles Conference: Sustainable Transport, Why Bother?
Conference Location Adelaide
Conference Dates October 1999
Place of Publication Adelaide
Publisher Myriad Conference Management P/L
Publication Year 1999
Start Page 33
End Page 39
Total Pages 7
HERDC Category E2 - Conference Publication - Full written paper, non refereed proceedings (internal)
Abstract An account is given of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack used in the Northern Territory University's solar car, Fuji Xerox Desert Rose, which competed in the 1999 World Solar Challenge (WSC). The reasons for the choice of Li-ion batteries over silver–zinc batteries are outlined, and the construction techniques used, the management of the batteries, and the battery protection boards are described. Data from both pre-race trialling and race telemetry, and an analysis of both the coulombic and the energy efficiencies of the battery are presented. It is concluded that Li-ion batteries show a real advantage over other commercially available batteries for traction applications of this kind.
 
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