While much of the focus in recent times has been upon the design and manufacture of electric cars we have seen significant investment in the area of electric car battery power. Many people forget that the electric car battery is in many cases the most expensive element of any electric car and there are a number of factors which need to be taken into consideration.
The electric vehicle battery market today is dominated by the lithium-ion battery which has become the battery of choice for many car manufacturers around the world.
So what are the factors which we need to consider when looking at Li-ion batteries for electric cars?
When you consider that there will be a significant number of batteries required to power the electric car of today it is essential to find a balance between weight and efficiency in order to improve the overall reliability and overall efficiency of the vehicle in question.
The shift towards lithium-ion batteries is based upon a greater efficiency associated with this particular type of electric car battery. Many believe that the lithium-ion battery will become the focal point of the electric car market going forward although this is difficult to forecast because of the ever-changing technology associated with battery power.
While there is no doubt there are more efficient and more powerful batteries available in the marketplace, there is a need to balance up the cost of the battery, the efficiency of the battery, and the weight of the battery to suit the market and the product. As a consequence, the more expensive, yet potentially more efficient, batteries available today would need to come down in price before making them eligible for the mass market.