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Lithium Ion Battery Packs For Electric Vehicles
Why I ask? Lithium Ion batts have some technical issues and safety concerns. First of all, lithium ions have limitations on how much the batteries can be charged and discharged. Usually it's about 500 cycles. If you charge your vehicle once a day then thats 500days of battery life. Are automobile lithium Ions more robust?? I liked to know, and what is the cycle life of those batteries? Anyone know??
Then there is safety concerns. The battery packs will have to be well protected against electrical overcharging and physical abuse such as in a crash. Depending on the chemistry of the lithium ion batt overcharging may overheat the battery cells and may cause and explosion or severe outgassing. Shorts can cause this too. I believe they can resolve those issues though they need to be thought out thoroughly.
With Tesla on the road already, I certainly hope they did right.
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