Authors: Brant Price
This paper provides a preliminary battery assessment mechanism to address the hypothetical ECO-America EV Challenge. Several battery parameters are discussed in relation to pack needs, in addition to vehicle and environmental considerations. An evaluation method is provided, with a vision based on success and a metric for battery evaluation for the ECO-America Challenge. Five in-house testing procedures are also provided to ensure battery pack conformance and functionality. Finally, five scenarios are discussed that would cause the current evaluation method and metric to be revised.
Keywords: energy density, faliure modes, safety, EV design considerations