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6 June 2013

Monthly economy of the retrofitted Honda during the first 9 months of the test. DOE researchers attributed the fuel economy reduction for June, and July as most being due to significant mountain and the likely use of the vehicle’s air conditioning. DOE.

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In a co-funded by the US Department of Energy and by Ecotality North America, the Lead Acid Battery (ALABC) has demonstrated the durability of batteries in the high-rate, partial operation of a hybrid electric A Honda Civic hybrid with lead-carbon UltraBattery (earlier post ) (provided by Penn Manufacturing) has recorded than 100,000 miles km) of courier duty in the local of Phoenix, AZ.

The HEV demonstrator, which was retrofitted and put into fleet by Ecotality in November 2011, the benchmarkand continues to run smoothlyin the temperatures and elevations of the Phoenix in just under two-years of with no significant loss in capacity. The hybrid has also comparable MPG performance with of the same model powered by Hydride (NiMH) batteries but at a lower cost, ALABC

The UltraBattery Retrofit Project and Carbon Enriched Project C3 established to demonstrate the suitability of lead battery technology in electrical vehicles (HEVs). The testing is the last task in the work program.

In the C3 Project, lead-acid batteries containing levels of carbon in the negative are being designed, manufactured, and under laboratory-simulated test In order to streamline both projects, the battery evaluation of the C3 Project was combined with the project. Researchers at the DOE’s National Lab issued a report on the and testing of the UltraBattery hybrid in 2012.

An important objective of the has been to benchmark the performance of the manufactured by both Furukawa Co. Ltd. Japan (Furakawa) and Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. Penn). Accordingly, UltraBattery from both Furakawa and Penn have been under a range of conditions.

Resistance measurements and capacity at various rates show both battery types are similar in performance. Both as well as a standard lead-acid (included for baseline data), evaluated under a simple HEV test. Both Furakawa and Penn UltraBattery packs for over 32,000 HEV cycles, minimal loss in performance; the standard lead-acid unit significant degradation after 6,273 cycles. The high-carbon, battery manufactured in Project C3 was tested under the advanced HEV

Its performance was significantly better the standard lead-acid unit, but was inferior compared with the The batteries supplied by Exide as of the C3 Project performed well the HEV screening test, especially at temperatures. The results suggest higher operating temperatures may the performance of lead-acid-based technologies under HEV conditions—it is recommended life studies be conducted on technologies under such

“Development and Testing of an UltraBattery Equipped Honda Civic”

According to the DOE report, as of the end of August the vehicle had accumulated more 60,000 miles and had experienced a range of driving conditions. The capacity was 7.54 Ah (at a C1 rate) 51,000 miles driven, is a very minimal capacity when comparing an average Ah for the new modules.

The vehicle delivers an of a 44-mpg (5.3 l/100km) economy when driving mild temperature and in reasonably terrain. This drops to 35 mpg (6.7 l/100km) when the increases and the terrain becomes The original 2010 Civic carried an EPA fuel economy of 42 mpg combined (40 city, 45 highway).

The UltraBattery technology was originally by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Battery of Japan and supplied by Penn Manufacturing of Lyon PA. This battery design a traditional lead-acid battery a carbon-enhanced supercapacitor in one singular and component.

The ALABC tested UltraBattery modules in 2010 in a Insight demonstrator and also the 100,000-mile mark, but the results achieved on a test track in UK.

Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

When we first achieved with the UltraBattery Insight in Millbrook, we raised several but we realized that automakers to see how the modules would operate in conditions, and preferably in a bigger electric vehicle with power demand on the battery. when we approached the US DOE and Ecotality operating a vehicle in a fleet in and Phoenix.

Dr. Boris Monahov, manager

In the funding arrangement the DOE, ALABC representatives Ecotality North America to a Honda Civic HEV by replacing its batteries with UltraBattery supplied by East Penn.

ran extensive tests on East UltraBattery design and was able to 167,000 miles in laboratory simulating actual vehicle Following the simulation tests, engineered the actual conversion of the and put it into daily route in a courier fleet. Today, the vehicle continues to run on a daily and the batteries are operating better expected.

East Penn obtained a in 2008 to produce the UltraBattery storage technology, and it has used modules in its own demonstration hybrid based on a Honda Civic That vehicle undergoes road testing and battery analysis at East Penn’s complex in Lyon Station, PA, and it has racked up 65,000 miles of duty.

After reaching miles, the battery pack of car showed no performance degradation and the battery voltages of the pack converged as they agedsuggesting technology can diminish the complexity and of other battery technologies and battery monitoring systems.

Penn, along with its Ecoult, is also evaluating UltraBattery units as the main source in a successful smart demonstration facility in Lyon This energy storage which was also supported by a from the Department of Energy, is the DOE Smart Grid Demonstration to be launched using UltraBattery

The Consortium intends to continue the hybrid it to see how long the batteries last. The ALABC will seek additional research and projects to not only study the of UltraBattery modules and other designs, but also other of these batteries in automotive and storage capacities.

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