How Do Electric Car Batteries Work?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, "How can electric cars run for hundreds of miles with just a pair of batteries?" This curiosity is quite common among car owners.

The reason is the presence of electric car lithium-ion batteries. The electric car battery is in many cases the most expensive element of any electric vehicle and you need to consider the number of factors which include:

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When you consider that there will be a significant number of batteries required to power the electric car, it is essential to find a balance between weight and efficiency. These two factors will improve the overall reliability and 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. 


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. 

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These li-ion batteries also have the ability to recharge and reuse. The reusable feature reduces the effect on the environment and is a further plus point for the automotive sector.


While many people focus on the design and manufacture of electric-powered cars it is the battery that will ultimately dominate the cost of electric vehicles in the short to medium term.