meghb
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Battery Taxonomy: The Differences between Hybrid and EV Batteries

Fri May 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Interesting facts about batteries of Hybrid and EV models. I believe Hyundai Ioniq forum people will love some basic knowledge.

The battery pack of an electrified vehicle isn’t just a fuel tank for its motors. It’s also a metaphorical fuel pump dictating the peak power that can be delivered to a motor. While electric vehicles require both range and power from the battery pack, hybrids require similar power with far less energy. Accordingly, the individual cells are optimized to deliver brief bursts of power in hybrids or long-lasting energy to maximize range for EVs. A plug-in hybrid’s battery pack straddles both priorities and lands somewhere in the middle. A battery’s output-to-storage-capacity ratio (what the industry calls its power-to-energy ratio, or watts per watt-hour) characterizes these differences.


Full Post: http://blog.caranddriver.com/battery-taxonomy-the-differences-between-hybrid-and-ev-batteries/

JimmYK
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Re: Battery Taxonomy: The Differences between Hybrid and EV Batteries

Fri May 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Is it true that electric cars are powered by laptop batteries?

tylerc
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Re: Battery Taxonomy: The Differences between Hybrid and EV Batteries

Fri May 12, 2017 4:46 pm

JimmYK wrote:Is it true that electric cars are powered by laptop batteries?


Not powered by laptop batteries. They are powered by Li-ion cells, which is in fact so powerful tech that nowadays it has been used almost everywhere, from cell phone to cars. So, laptops and EVs both are powered by Li-ion batteries.

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