What are Electric Vehicle Batteries Made From?

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methods involved. However, manufacturers are very aware of this, and efforts are being made to ensure that battery production is made to be as efficient as possible, and even moved in-house where feasible.

The battery in an EV is similar to those you would find in devices like your mobile phone, but it is on a much larger scale. The majority of batteries used in EVs are made of lithium-ion. Lithium-ion batteries have a higher energy density and are more stable than other types of batteries. For this reason, they have quickly become a popular choice among manufacturers.

In terms of how they function, conventional combustion vehicles and electric cars have a lot in common, in so much as they both use an energy source to power the drivetrain. However, they use drastically different forms of energy (nonrenewable fossil fuel vs. renewable electric energy) and are powered by various battery types. The battery you’ll find in a typical combustion-powered vehicle will be that of a lead-acid battery, while the lithium-ion batteries you will typically find in your fully electric vehicle are likely to last up to 200,000 miles or 17 years, giving you plenty of peace of mind.

However, like everything to do with EVs, the technology is evolving. So it is likely we will see new technology and materials introduced which will help improve the range and lifespan as time goes on.

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