Unlike the battery in a gasoline powered engine which primarily serves to start the engine and run accessories, the battery in an electric car runs everything. The electric vehicle battery powers a controller which runs the electric motor, so it needs to be powerful and long-lasting to travel with a minimum of recharging.The increased development effort in electric propulsion has caused battery development to move ahead.

Through this video series, you will learn about battery design principles, including modeling for current-generation nickel metal hydride and lithium ion batteries, and next-generation batteries including thin-film electrolytes, lithium sulfur, lithium air, and zinc air. Battery cost requirements versus battery technology and subsequent vehicle range are also presented.

This video series will help you understand the electrochemistry and manufacturing challenges faced by engineers as they strive to produce greater driving-range batteries. You will learn about the history of battery development, key terminology, and discuss various standards available for batteries.
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    Author: Spotnitz, Robert
    Sponsored by:IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: April-2013
    Run Time: 2:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    There is a great deal of interest in batteries today, particularly in lithium-ion batteries. This tutorial is one of five in a series developed by Robert Spotnitz, President of Battery Design, LLC.

    In this first tutorial Dr. Spotnitz provides an overview of batteries, including a brief history of battery development. Interest in lithium ion batteries centers around their vehicular applications. and Dr. Spotnitz reviews the types of batteries currently used in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and vehicles fully powered by batteries (battery electric vehicles or BEV).

    In a detailed discussion of batteries, he introduces the terminology, the battery market, types of batteries currently available, and the battery specification process. Finally, Dr. Spotnitz discusses Smart batteries and the various standards available for batteries.

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.

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    Author
    : Spotnitz, Robert
    Sponsored by:IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: April-2013
    Run Time: 2:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    There is a great deal of interest in batteries today, particularly in lithium-ion batteries. This tutorial is one of five in a series developed by Robert Spotnitz, President of Battery Design, LLC.

    In this second tutorial Dr. Spotnitz provides a detailed overview of battery design principles and considers electrical behavior, different cell geometries and designs, and thermal behavior. He also addresses battery management systems.

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.

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    Author
    : Spotnitz, Robert
    Sponsored by:IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: April-2013
    Run Time: 2:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    There is a great deal of interest in batteries today, particularly in lithium-ion batteries. This tutorial is one of five in a series developed by Robert Spotnitz, President of Battery Design, LLC.

    In this third tutorial Dr. Spotnitz looks at the various types of lithium-ion batteries in terms of the market, components and manufacturing processes associated with each type. He discusses the following components: positive active and negative active materials, separators, electrolytes, additives and packaging.

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.

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    Author
    : Spotnitz, Robert
    Sponsored by:IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: April-2013
    Run Time: 2:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    There is a great deal of interest in batteries today, particularly in lithium-ion batteries. This tutorial is one of five in a series developed by Robert Spotnitz, President of Battery Design, LLC.

    In this fourth tutorial Dr. Spotnitz provides a detailed review of the types of models currently in use (computational chemistry, empirical and physics-based for engineering design). He also addresses using battery modeling to improve design and the impact of temperature upon battery life.

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.

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    Author
    : Spotnitz, Robert
    Sponsored by:IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
    Tutorial Level: Intermediate
    Publication Date: April-2013
    Run Time: 2:00:00
    CEUs: .3
    PDHs: 3
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract

    There is a great deal of interest in batteries today, particularly in lithium-ion batteries. This tutorial is one of five in a series developed by Robert Spotnitz, President of Battery Design, LLC.

    In this fifth tutorial Dr. Spotnitz discusses potential improvements in materials and design of lithium-ion batteries. Next generation ultra-high energy lithium-ion batteries will have longer lives and better product safety.

    For individuals not subscribed to the IEEE eLearning Library, this course is available for individual purchase.