Electric Vehicle Battery Type Guide


  The battery is one of the most important parts o […]


The battery is one of the most important parts of an electric bicycle, and major electric vehicle companies have also made a lot of fuss about the battery. What are the types of electric vehicle batteries? Come and learn with Xiaobian!

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 long periods of time. If you must commute with an electric car, lead-acid batteries are not the best choice.

2: Lithium battery
Lithium batteries have a market share of over 90%, and they have become the default battery. To make matters worse, there are many different kinds of lithium-ion batteries. On the other hand, lithium-ion batteries have a longer service life than other batteries, and they produce 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 in an electric bicycle. However, nickel-cadmium is expensive and cadmium is a serious pollutant that 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 remove safely, nickel-cadmium batteries quickly became a thing of the past. Regardless of price, these battery types are not a good choice.

4: Nickel metal hydride battery (NiMh)
Ni-MH batteries are more efficient than Ni-Cd batteries, but they are also more expensive. Most people think that nickel-metal hydride batteries are a slight improvement over nickel-cadmium 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 properly, making them environmentally friendly.

5: Lithium-ion battery
This is a new type of battery. Of course, there is nothing better than lithium-ion batteries in terms of capacity, weight and price. However, they can be shaped into interesting shapes.

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