This SAE Information Report contains definitions for energy storage system and battery terminology. It is intended that this document be a resource for those writing other battery, HEV and EV documents, specifications, standards, or recommended practices.
This document is being created to provide a reference standard for terminology relating to automotive energy storage systems and components. The document will focus on battery systems, subsystems, modules, cells, electrochemical elements and auxiliary components. Terminology for the testing, measurement, specification and use of battery systems is covered as they relate to automotive applications.