Becoming familiar with different types of electric vehicle batteries is necessary to understand the value proposition of EVs. For instance, lithium-ion is named for its active materials. This article includes six of the most common Li-ions, but the two most common types of batteries electric vehicles are concerned with include Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4). This compound is known for its thermal stability and safety and best known for its use in hybrid and electric vehicles. Most Li-manganese batteries blend well with lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) to enhance energy and prolong the life span. This blend essentially makes good result and Li-manganese NMC is the most popular for electric cars including Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and BMW i3. Specifically, Li-manganese provides the long driving range while LMO (that can be near 30 percent) provides high current boost on acceleration.
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Retrieved on January 21st, 2018.