Secondary Batteries for the Propulsion of Electric Road Vehicles - Part 3: Performance and Life Testing (Traffic Compatible, Urban Use Vehicles
|Publication Date:||1 June 2001|
|ICS Code (Galvanic cells and batteries):||29.220|
|ICS Code (Electric road vehicles):||43.120|
This part of IEC 61982 is applicable to performance and life testing of electrical energy storage systems for general purpose, traffic compatible, light urban use electric road vehicles that are designed for transportation of passengers or goods in city centre driving. For the purposes of this standard, the electrical energy storage system is defined as one that is recharged electrically though some of the test procedures may be applicable to fuel cells and other "mechanically" rechargeable systems. The test procedures may also be applicable to electrical energy storage systems used in some types of hybrid-electric vehicle though detailed consideration of electrical energy storage systems for hybrid vehicles will be addressed separately.
This part of IEC 61982 is not applicable to systems for specialist vehicles such as public transport vehicles, refuse collection vehicles, scooters or large commercial vehicles. Standards relating to the test procedures for energy storage systems for these vehicles will be developed later as a supplement to this standard.
The test procedures are defined as a function of the vehicle requirements and without reference to the actual composition of the electrical energy storage system under test. They will allow direct comparison between the performance of different types of electrical energy storage systems when used for the same duty. They will also allow direct comparison between the performances of the same type of electrical energy storage system with different capacities, when used for the same duty.
Note that there are three fundamental tests i.e., tests for capacity (range), power (performance), and life. All other tests are optional. The results from the test programme are presented in the form of "performance achieved" and not in the form of "pass/fail".
NOTE Throughout this standard, the words "battery" or "battery system" are to be regarded as synonymous with the words "electrical energy storage system" since there are a number of ways in which electrical energy can be stored without the use of electrochemistry.