Bi-polar nano-structured battery
In comparison to conventional battery technology, the new technology enables > 80% discharging.
Successful testing shows the feasibility of operating the bi-polar battery in a hybrid mode.
The costs of the system are lower than those for nickel, metal hydride or lithium ion based high power systems.
An additional advantage of the recombination system is that the recycling of such batteries is well established.
The batteries are expected to have a service life of more than 1,000 charge cycles.
Further development is possible to optimise weight and to prevent corrosion of the bi-polar batteries.
New rechargeable batteries are becoming lighter, smaller and more ecologically acceptable than conventional
Bi-polar batteries enable designs that were also suitable for existing lead-acid batteries.
The same recycling infrastructures that already exist for conventional lead-acid batteries, can be used.
They are also significantly cheaper in comparison to newer progressive batteries such as nickel metal-hydride and
Improvements in system characteristics can be achieved compared to conventional batteries, in particular with the
power density relative to weight and volume.
The replacement of lead-acid batteries stands out as the preferred area of application. But, they are also suitable for
use in hybrid electrical vehicles with concurrently running combustion engines.