The Types of Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

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Facts About the Electric Vehicle’s Battery

Like any other vehicle, the battery and EV system depend largely on your chosen vehicle. They’re all different in their own way. EV battery technology was designed for an extended life of about eight years or 100,000 miles. However, some batteries can last 12 to 15 years in moderate climates. So, what kind of batteries are used in electric cars?

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Nickel-Meta Hydride batteries

These types of batteries are commonly found in hybrid-electric vehicles, but they can be used in some all-electric vehicles. These vehicles don’t get power from the external plug-in since they use fuel to recharge the battery. Facts about nick-metal hydride batteries include:

  • Have a longer life cycle than lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries
  • High-cost
  • High self-discharge rate
  • Generates significant hear

Because they’re less effective for rechargeable vehicles, they are mainly used in hybrid electric vehicles.

Ultracapacitors batteries

These are not your traditional batteries; they’re mainly used as a secondary storage device in electric vehicles since they help electrochemical batteries level their load. They also offer extra power when accelerating and regenerating braking.

Lead-acid batteries

These types of batteries are only used in electric vehicles to supplement other battery loads. They’re inexpensive, safe, reliable, and high-powered. However, their shorter life and poor cold-temperature performance make them harder to use in other electric vehicles. High-powered batteries are currently in development, but they’re not only used as secondary storage in commercial vehicles.

Lithium-ion batteries

This is the most common type of battery used in electric cars, and they’re known for having a high power-to-weight ratio, excellent temperature performance, and high energy efficiency. They can store a lot of energy for their weight, which is vital because it allows electric cars to drive further on a single charge. Due to having a low “self-discharge” rate, they can hold a full charger longer than other batteries over time.

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