Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Technology
The underlying technology that powers battery electric vehicles is a large pack of batteries, typically made up of around 2,000 lithium-ion cells. These cells are a lot closer to the ones in your cell phone or laptop than their heavier lead-acid cousins, but much more reliable and with far longer life spans.
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology has come a long way since its beginning. In the past decade, there have been significant advancements in energy density, charging infrastructure, EoL, cost-effectiveness, and safety.
A number of companies are investing in solid-state battery technology to advance energy storage. This new technology uses a liquid electrolyte in a solid form, which offers more energy density, faster charging, and lower fire risk.
However, it is still a long way off from production. Analysts predict that solid-state batteries may be a decade away from becoming a mainstream EV battery.
One of the biggest challenges for a new battery chemistry is regulating its temperature. Researchers have developed a thermal modulation system that will keep the battery at just the right temperature without the need for bulky heating or cooling systems. This could make the batteries up to ten times more efficient and increase their lifespan.
Electric cars offer several benefits over conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, including quiet and emissions-free operation and instant torque on demand.
However, like any vehicle, they can have their limitations.
One of the biggest problems is battery life. While gas-only cars can have their batteries replaced once or …Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Technology Read More