Prospects of Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Development for Electrically Driven Car with Fuel Cell Power Plant

A 350–400 V storage battery is necessary as a buffer or auxiliary battery for electrically driven car with fuel cell power plant developed at UEIP together with «AvtoVAZ». With this aim in view, the development of batteries with filter-press configuration based on nickel metal hydride system is of great interest. Sequential assembly of cells that are in contact through separating metal plates in one casing permits to reduce the mass and dimensions characteristics during high-voltage battery manufacturing to a considerable extent in comparison with the batteries where cells are positioned in separate casings. The analysis of electrode group operating modes and design characteristics calculation of full-size nickel metal hydride battery with filter-press configuration was performed.


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