Thermal Evaluation of the Honda Insight Battery Pack

Matthew D. Zolot, Ken Kelly, Ahmad Pesaran, Matthew Keyser, Mark Mihalic, Arthur Hieronymus

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Abstract

The hybrid vehicle test efforts at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with a focus on the Honda Insight's battery thermal management system, are presented. The performance of the Insight's high voltage NiMH battery pack was characterized by conducting in-vehicle dynamometer testing at Environmental Testing Corporation's high altitude dynamometer test facility, on-road testing in the Denver area, and out-of-car testing in NREL's Battery Thermal Management Laboratory. It is concluded that performance does vary considerably due to thermal conditions the pack encounters. The performance variations are due to both inherent NiMH characteristics, and the Insight's thermal management system.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages923-928
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2001
EventEnergy Technologies Beyond Traditional Boundaries: 36th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC'01) - Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 29 Jul 20012 Aug 2001

Conference

ConferenceEnergy Technologies Beyond Traditional Boundaries: 36th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC'01)
CitySavannah, Georgia
Period29/07/012/08/01

Bibliographical note

For preprint version including online full-text document, see; NREL/CP-540-30095.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-540-35989

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