BYD Chevrolet Coda Fisker GEM Mitsubishi Nissan Peapod Tesla Wheego ZAP ZENN
Related Articles
Battery Replacement Costs for Electric Cars
What are the different types of Electric Car Battery Technologies?
Charging an Electric Vehicle
5 Steps to Buying an Electric Car
EEStor Promises Revolutionary Energy Storage Technology for Electric Cars

What are the different types of Electric Car Battery Technologies?

Written by John Winger

Battery TechnologyNEVs (neighborhood electric vehicle) (such as ZENN, ZAP, and GEM cars) are small low speed vehicles designed to drive on roads with speed limits of no more than 35 MPH. They typically have a 6-pack battery configuration consisting of GEL or otherwise called VRLA (valve regulated lead acid) batteries.

A GEL battery is a low maintenance VRLA battery with a gelified electrolyte. Unlike a traditional wet-cell lead-acid battery, these batteries may be stored in any position - not necessarily upright. They virtually eliminate the possibility of spillage. Though they are supposed to withstand extreme weather conditions better than wet-cell lead acid batteries, they still need to be run regularly to recharge themselves. The more they are utilized, the better they perform and the more miles the NEV can drive between charges. Expect less than the manufacturers claimed maximum mileage when first starting out with an NEV. Without regular use the battery will go bad and need replacing - especially in cold climates.

AGM BatteryRecently, later models of some electric cars such as the ZENN have come out with AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries. This new improved VRLA battery allows the electrolytes to be absorbed into glass fibers. The plates holding the glass may be flat, or wound (spiral wound). They are an improvement due to their smaller size and unique construction which allows for a purer lead composition - allowing for better conductivity. They may also be charged quicker and have a little better power density overall than the former GEL batteries.

Then we have the current premium electric battery on the market that will be used in the upcoming GM Volt and are currently being used in the Tesla electric cars - the lithium ion battery. Lithium ion batteries have been around since the 1970's but some recent advanced nano-architecture has improved their performance. The primary components of the battery are the anode, cathode, and electrolyte for which various materials may be utilized. The choice of material used for the anode, cathode, and electrolyte determines a great deal about performance, safety considerations, voltage and lifespan of lithium ion batteries.

Lithium Ion batteries can be manufactured into differing sizes and shapes to fit spaces in the cars they power. They are also lighter as the energy in these batteries is stored through the movement of lithium ions.

Current Tesla Motors electric cars utilize Lithium Cobalt Oxide (lithium ion batteries) which contain layers of lithium isolated between plates of octahedra which is made from a combination of cobalt and oxygen atoms.

Lithium Ion Battery

The GM Volt will use a Nickel Metal Hydride (Lithium Ion Battery) which uses a hydrogen-absorbing metal alloy for the negative electrode.

See our article about replacement costs and warranties on electric car batteries.

Bookmark and Share

Comments to date: 40. Page 1 of 2.

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordan shoes

1:26am on Monday, September 15th, 2014

at that point I received my Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes today and I must say they are nice. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I spent abo... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap retro jordans

1:03am on Monday, September 15th, 2014

as Thanx for the Jordan Retro 13 Low in all white. They even smell like they just came from the store. GOT I received the shoes. Thank you for the pro... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordan shoes

11:50pm on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

A man went to a pet shop and bought a talking parrot. He took the parrot home, and tried to teach the parrot how to say a few things, but instead the ... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap retro jordans

12:12am on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

and also I received my Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes today and I must say they are nice. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I spent about 6 ... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordan shoes

11:55pm on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

and as well as Thanx for the Jordan Retro 13 Low in all white. They even smell like they just came from the store. list I received the shoes. Thank yo... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans online

11:00pm on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Welcome To Air Jordan Shoes Outlet Online Store,We Offer Cheap Jordans ,Air Jordan Shoes For Women, Kids Jordans, Top Quality 100% Authentic,100% Sati... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans

10:42pm on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

A man went to a pet shop and bought a talking parrot. He took the parrot home, and tried to teach the parrot how to say a few things, but instead the ... read more »

New Balance on line   http://www.fondazioneagenda.it/

12:34am on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

ekking, within base alla linea Visvim, Serra. Tuttavia, ci sono differenze significative tra thanks linee. For every cominciare, logo design Moncler... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordan shoes

2:09pm on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

and furthermore Thanx for the Jordan Retro 13 Low in all white. They even smell like they just came from the store. list I received the shoes. Thank y... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans

1:52pm on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

in place I received my Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes today and I must say they are nice. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I spent about 6 ... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans free shipping

1:04pm on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Welcome To Air Jordan Shoes Outlet Online Store,We Offer Cheap Jordans ,Air Jordan Shoes For Women, Kids Jordans, Top Quality 100% Authentic,100% Sati... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans online

12:21pm on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

A man went to a pet shop and bought a talking parrot. He took the parrot home, and tried to teach the parrot how to say a few things, but instead the ... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordan shoes

12:53am on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

and moreover Thanx for the Jordan Retro 13 Low in all white. They even smell like they just came from the store. Anyway I received the shoes. Thank yo... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap retro jordans

12:47am on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

in place I received my Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes today and I must say they are nice. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I spent about 6 ... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans free shipping

11:55pm on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

A man went to a pet shop and bought a talking parrot. He took the parrot home, and tried to teach the parrot how to say a few things, but instead the ... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap air jordans

11:38pm on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Welcome To Air Jordan Shoes Outlet Online Store,We Offer Cheap Jordans ,Air Jordan Shoes For Women, Kids Jordans, Top Quality 100% Authentic,100% Sati... read more »

http://vatandoc.com/louis-vuitton-handba   louis vuitton online shop indonesia

10:13am on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

more like a faint maintain a record of that would be confused in talus farmland. several other young man corp aircraft pilots inside the back harley s... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordan shoes

7:16am on Sunday, August 31st, 2014

and as well as Thanx for the Jordan Retro 13 Low in all white. They even smell like they just came from the store. list I received the shoes. Thank yo... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans online

7:05am on Sunday, August 31st, 2014

furthermore there I received my Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes today and I must say they are nice. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I spent... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans free shipping

6:47am on Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A man went to a pet shop and bought a talking parrot. He took the parrot home, and tried to teach the parrot how to say a few things, but instead the ... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordan shoes

6:25am on Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Welcome To Air Jordan Shoes Outlet Online Store,We Offer Cheap Jordans ,Air Jordan Shoes For Women, Kids Jordans, Top Quality 100% Authentic,100% Sati... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans

7:16pm on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

in addition to Thanx for the Jordan Retro 13 Low in all white. They even smell like they just came from the store. list I received the shoes. Thank y... read more »

http://www.lettersvsnumbers.net   cheap jordans

7:10pm on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

generally I received my Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes today and I must say they are nice. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I spent about 6... read more »

https://www.givology.org/~poliry/blog/78   https://www.givology.org/~poliry/blog/78

3:25pm on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Wow this is crazy! I know it didn’t happen to me but I am gonna write a message.

http://www.park-usa.com/skins/maillot-ba   nouveau maillot bayern munich

1:05pm on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

I've been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It's pretty worth enough for me. In my view, ... read more »


Page: -1-   2   

Your Name:

Your Location:

Country (flag):

Your Comment:

 

 

 
  Home | World | US | Manufacturers | Technology | Buying Tips | Batteries & Charging | Reviews | All Articles | Pricing | About Us  
  © 2009 The Car Electric & CEAG Inc. All rights reserved.