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Electric Car Batteries and EV Batteries

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Electric Car Batteries

Okay, mention the B-word. Batteries! car batteries!

Lack of good technology has held back cars for a long time. If cars had any drawback, it was due to batteries. was investing in research to improve on is a century old science.

But this is now changing as car manufacturers develop own types of batteries. Electric car are getting better all the time. As of us go electric, there will be a market to stimulate better

So, even if you buy electric today and to replace your battery in four years time, there should be something and cheaper for you to buy then. Where a market there’s a way…. And for the time since the early century, there is a growing for electric car batteries.

Electric car have already been that can last up to forty Another exciting development is Nano technology, which energy efficiency and density. type of battery will be in a new electric car which is in development.

is already some wonderful in existence but it is not available to the mass or to people doing their own However, I am optimistic that will change in the near

The main issue with car batteries, is their cost. cost about $2000 to because you are working entirely off power. EV batteries wear out than a ‘regular’ car battery they are the only source of in the vehicle.

Usually, they about four years. battery could last if you do less than about 50 a day in your car. If so, the cost of may not be a big issue for you.

An EV actually has a group of batteries 10 and 25 units, each containing 3-6 Some of the units are weaker, due to position in the group. Over this weakness increases, so these give out sooner the rest.

This can be expensive, if you to replace the entire unit the weakest link goes

Recharging electric car batteries takes about four to ten from your home supply, depending on the current you In the future, it will be different. grids which are being will shorten the time to as little as ten minutes for an 80% recharge!

Little Fiat 600 conversion has its pack stored in the boot. Scott Andress

Deep-Cycle Explained

Batteries are used in gas car as well as electric cars. they are both called people sometimes think are interchangeable. However, they are different products.

Gas cars use batteries. Electric car batteries are ones.

A gas-car battery is up of light foil electrolyte This small battery is needed to power the ignition, and other accessories. It recharges the car’s alternator as the car drives, topping up its charge. In fact, it to top up after only 5% of the charge is

This makes them

Shallow-cycle means that if you the lights on overnight, 5% of the battery be depleted and it will go flat. you’ll have to find kind person with a lead to give you back charge to get you going again.

Been there done

Electric car batteries work the way. They are made of metal electrolyte plates. are ‘deep-cycle’, because they to provide a lot of power over a period before recharging is

Deep cycle batteries can be to 80% of their charge before need to be topped up.

Deep batteries are used in solar so that when the sun does you can get most of that power a long period. Other of deep-cycle batteries are those in heavy-duty machinery, like

(Marine batteries, are sometimes ‘deep-cycle’ and sometimes used for vehicles, but are not recommended because are not true deep-cycle, more ‘mid-cycle’ and have too short a

Golf cart batteries are deep-cycle and are the most suitable for use in car conversions, where you do not have the to state-of-the art technology, like car manufacturers have.

Lead Batteries

Most people who gas cars to electric use humble cart, deep-cycle batteries and are perfectly adequate. These are batteries and are usually 6 volt, or 8

They are a well-developed, tried-and-tested They are widely available and not costly. These electric car are used in most DIY conversions.

The of lead acid batteries is reliability, availability and affordability.

The drawback of lead batteries is they are not as energy efficient as could be. This means lead-acid batteries have a energy density than types. They have range and take longer to than some other of electric car batteries.

If you are using lead acid it is especially important to make to recycle your battery. is toxic and leeches into or into the air, if incinerated. See for more information on disposing of old

Nickel Batteries

Nickel Hydride, or NiMH is another of battery that has been for use in electric cars.

With batteries, you can double the distance you can without recharging and they about twice the length of batteries. These are much efficient than lead in of energy density. They are than lead, but not as light as ion.

Alas, they are more expensive, costing $20,000 as opposed to $2000 for But this price will down dramatically over the years as the market grows.

disadvantage is that they are not efficient while recharging. also not great in cold and overall, they are not as reliable as

General Motors developed a Nickel battery for the electric they ended up crushing. But are sitting on the technology and won’t let else use it. Another company, also has battery technology it is

If these companies are not using knowledge to bring more products to the market, they at least license, or sell the to someone who will.

. why don’t

We only have one planet, one And these corporations are allowed like this, doing to us all, our planet, our air, our for a little short-term greed. planet is it anyway?

And why are governments complicit in this? it time the common good of the planet’s well-being took over the needs of General shareholders?

Okay, rant Now back to the technicalities….

Lithium Ion

This is what a lithium ion looks like. Just the ones in your laptop. use over 6000 of these in the Photo: Qued Quest

the years of wasted research went into producing a nickel battery, there is on the horizon…. the Lithium battery!

this science talk is me right back to science and the periodic table of the elements…. how I chemistry.)

So, Lithium batteries are the big for electric cars. But lithium familiar, and not just from Mrs Chemistry class. Aren’t the exploding things in laptops?

They are. Laptops do use batteries. And there were issues over the years they overheated.

However, used in electric cars, problems have been eliminated by placing the electric car in a stronger casing unit.

Ion batteries are very energy-efficient, but do not a long life cycle, the Nickel battery. And they are pricey. And if you have one faulty you have to replace the entire


(Tesla have this particular problem, replaceable blades in the Roadster so you can just replace the faulty But these electric car batteries come with the $100K car attached and are not available separately! The has over 6000 lithium ion to power its high speed.)

Lithium Polymer Batteries/LiPo

The Polymer Battery (LiPo) is a improvement in battery technology. of storing the Lithium in a liquid the Lithium is stored in dry salt and packaged in a strong plastic the ‘polymer’. This makes the much more secure, and susceptible to combustion.

These are also very flexible and can be to fit many spaces.

These are pricey than the Lithium but are still pretty expensive, with other types of They also have a life than Lithium

It is now possible to buy Lithium Polymer car batteries for your own conversions, but will probably set you back $10,000 per car.

Electric Car Care

To get the full lifespan your electric car batteries, them a little tender care! Read the care carefully, or ask your dealer to do. Batteries are expensive to replace, so it is taking care of them as the suggests.

Some batteries to be kept topped up with and to be kept charged.

All batteries to be properly charged with the voltages and not to be overcharged. Use a ‘smart’ charger to take care of for you.

Some batteries being dropped or struck! them with care.

batteries prefer to be used up a amount before recharging. tolerate being topped-up you like.

Batteries really to be recycled. They don’t polluting the environment and hate the of death and annihilation!

A Little Battery Etiquette

All should be recycled. They all useful bits that can be And when they go to a recycling the toxic parts can be handled in a way will not damage the environment by into our water table, or air pollution if incinerated. This is why we never throw a car battery in our regular garbage.

Batteries are too to be treated like household

Most battery shops now take back your old car batteries for recyling when you buy new at no cost. So don’t forget to the old ones along when you go Many traders will take back old batteries for even if you do not buy new ones. In Europe, new has now been introduced to this

If you are buying online, you should be able to locate a battery-recycling by contacting your local

Then we can all enjoy the beautiful and mountains and not come upon like this one when we go with our children.

Photo by Commons.

We are destroying what we to survive. It’s air. water. When we destroy things, we destroy ourselves. Brokovitch.

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