Battery test manual for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
This manual defines a series of tests to characterize aspects of the performance or life behavior of batteries for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) applications. Tests are defined based on the Vehicle Technologies Program targets for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, though it is anticipated these tests may be generally useful for testing energy storage devices for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The test procedures in this manual are directly applicable to complete battery systems. However, most can also be applied with appropriate scaling to the testing of modules, cells or sub-scale cells. Much of the rationale for the test procedures and analytical methodologies utilized in this manual evolved from the USABC Electric Vehicle Battery Test Procedure Manual (Reference 1), the PNGV Battery Test Manual (Reference 2) and the FreedomCAR Battery Test Manual for Power-Assist Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Reference 3).