Batteries are the largest and most expensive component of electric cars. You can learn about the various kinds of batteries available here. We'll also show you how to extend the life of your batteries with proper use and maintenance, so that the battery performs at its best for years.
Overview of EV Batteries
Today's all-electric cars, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids use lithium-ion battery packs to get them down the road. How long to they last? How do you keep your battery healthy for the long haul? From battery degradation to warranties, here’s what you should know.
Different Types of EV Batteries
There’s more to electric car batteries than meets the eye. Aren't they all made from lithium? Nope. And the future holds many amazing technologies for new batteries that are greener and will get rid of the dreaded "range anxiety." Here’s what you should know.
How EV Batteries Work
The driving force behind powering an electric vehicle is its battery pack. Battery technology is leading the way to a greener transportation future. But what types of EV batteries are currently being used and how do they work?
How EV Batteries are Made
It is estimated that by 2030, 150 million electric cars will be on the roads and the global demand for EV batteries will soar. How are EV batteries made and where will all that lithium come from? Let’s find out.
EV Battery Maintenance Best Practices
An EV is actually a lot like your laptop computer or smartphone when it comes to battery best practices. Your electric car has a battery pack that needs maintenance in order to maximize its lifespan. From battery degradation to the do's and don't of charging, here’s what you need to know.
EV Battery Degradation and How to Prevent It
Battery packs in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles are built to last but they can degrade over time. From keeping your car at the right temperature to limiting DC Fast Charging, here are a few helpful tips on how to get the most from your EV battery.
Cost to Replace an EV Battery
If you own a plug-in hybrid or all-electric car, chances are you’ll never have to replace the battery pack. That’s a good thing, as the lithium-ion battery packs in EVs are not cheap. Here's what you need to know about real-world battery replacement costs.
EV Battery Warranties and Exclusions
Replacing the battery packs in today’s hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles can be expensive. Luckily, the batteries in EVs are built to outlast the cars they are in. Still, car manufacturers have stepped up with excellent warranties on EV batteries. Here's what you need to know.
Recycling EV Batteries
Just as EV battery technology is quickly improving in order to offer consumers longer range, faster charging, and lower battery costs; the technology behind recycling those batteries is moving forward at lightning speed. Check out a few companies that are leading the charge (pun intended).
Environmental Impact of EV Batteries
Are electric car batteries bad for the environment? While all-electric cars are seen as a great solution to turn the tide of global warming, the fact is, the mining of the components for EV batteries has a major impact on the environment.
The Future of EV Batteries
Imagine electric car batteries that could take you 500 miles on a charge. How about 1,100 miles on a charge! Incredible new technology is coming soon, from batteries as structural components to batteries extracted from seawater. All this and more is be researched as we speak.