Electric vehicle battery type guide


   Batteries are one of the most important components o […]

   Batteries are one of the most important components of electric bicycles, and major electric vehicle companies have also made great contributions to batteries. What are the types of electric vehicle batteries?

  1: Lead-acid battery (SLA)
   Lead-acid batteries are not only cheap but also easy to recycle. However, lead-acid batteries are sensitive to the environment and cannot be stored for a long time. If you must use an electric car to commute, then lead-acid batteries are not the best choice.

  2: Lithium battery
   Lithium batteries account for more than 90% of the market, and they have become the default battery. But to make matters worse, there are many different types of lithium-ion batteries. On the other hand, lithium-ion batteries have a longer service life than other batteries, and they generate more power than other batteries of the same weight.

  3: Nickel-cadmium battery
   The capacity of nickel-cadmium batteries is much more than that of lead-acid batteries, and capacity is an important factor to consider for an electric bicycle. However, nickel-cadmium is expensive and cadmium is a serious pollutant, which is difficult to recycle. On the other hand, nickel-cadmium batteries have a longer service life than lead-acid batteries. But the reality is that because they are so difficult to recycle or safely remove, nickel-cadmium batteries quickly become a thing of the past. Regardless of the price, these battery types are not a good choice.

  4: Ni-MH battery (NiMh)
   Ni-MH batteries are more effective than Ni-Cd batteries, but they are also more expensive. Most people think that Ni-MH batteries are a little better than Ni-Cd batteries. Their power reserve is 30% more than nickel-cadmium batteries and lighter than nickel-cadmium batteries. On the other hand, they have a longer service life and are easier to dispose of correctly so that they are environmentally friendly.

  5: Lithium ion battery
   This is a new type of battery, of course, in terms of capacity, weight and price, it is no better than lithium-ion batteries. However, they can be molded into interesting shapes.

  6: Lithium-cobalt battery (LCO)
   Li-cobalt battery is also a kind of lithium ion battery. Although this is a relatively new thing, its proponents claim that it has a higher energy density than other lithium batteries, so it provides the best power and is a light and compact battery.