In the past few years, advanced lead–acid batteries have gained significant application in hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs) because of their excellent performances, especially in energy recovery and HRPSoC life. Nevertheless, further development of the batteries is necessary to solve many outstanding problems in HEV service.

The paper describes basic technical research and exploration of lead–acid battery operation, including structure selection, design optimization, formulation development and optimized performance (lower internal resistance, faster charge-acceptance and more stable discharge voltage in life cycle tests of HEVs), with funding support from the Camel Group, China.

Zubo Zhang
Camel Group Co.,LTD.
Manager of the Fundamantal Research Department

Biography: Zubo Zhang graduated in Material Science and Technology from Chongqing University, and then proceeded to a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at the Harbin Institute of Technology. He joined Camel in 2007 as an engineer and from 2009 to 2012 was the director for spiral wound battery development. His project team designed the first battery system for micro -hybrid vehicles in China. At present, he manages the basic research department and is a member of the IEC/TC21/WG2-Stop-Start Battery Committee.

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