Thermal Evaluation and Performance of High-Power Lithium-Ion Cells (Preprint)

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Under the sponsorship of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) and the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), Saft has developed high-power lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). These high-power Li-Ion batteries are being evaluated for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion Program. As part of this program, theNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) characterized the thermal performance of the Saft (6-Ah) Li-Ion cells. The characterization included (1) obtaining thermal images of cells under a specified cycle, (2) measuring heat generation from the cells at various temperatures and under various charge/discharge profiles, and (3) determining the cells' capabilities for following a simulated powerprofile (driving cycle) at various initial states of charge and temperatures.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 1999
Event16th Electric Vehicle Conference - Beijing, China
Duration: 1 Oct 19993 Oct 1999


Conference16th Electric Vehicle Conference
CityBeijing, China

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-540-26616


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