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ZEN-B Battery Comparisons
How does the ZEN-B stack up? Look
at these stacks! Less than half the
weight of lithium-ion at a fifth of the
Instead of $28,000 for a lithium ion
battery, a ZEN-B will cost $5,440.
Only the ZEN-B battery meets energy
and cost goals for mid-sized
all-electric automobiles, and for bulk
How does Electrochimica achieve this
performance? Pardon us for asking.
Good science, good engineering,
Weight and cost values for the ZEN-B battery
are determined from Electrochimica's
detailed design and cost models. Our cost
model uses the methodology in "Costs of
Lithium-Ion Batteries for Vehicles," L. Gaines
and R. Cuenca, Report ANL/ESD-42, Center
for Transportation Research, Argonne
National Laboratory, May 2000.
Weight and cost values for batteries other
than the ZEN-B are taken from year 2000
estimates in “Batteries for Electric Drive
Vehicles: Evaluation of Future Characteristics
and Costs through a Delphi Study,” SAE
International Spring Fuels and Lubricants
Meeting, May 5-7, 1997, Detroit, MI.Detroit, MI.