Majority of developments that had happened in the electric motor vehicle industry have its due credits addressed to the advancement in battery technology. Battery being the source of power has not only helped in extending the range of the vehicle (mileage) but also fine-tuned the performance that can match the conventional fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Key parameters in battery technology that have helped the Electric Vehicle industry include:
Safety are the paramount criteria consumers look for in any new invention that has hit the streets, even a single battery fire can turn the tide against the electric car industry. With the improvement in chemical components, heat dispersion techniques and advanced R & D practices, the battery industry has raised the safety standards to new heights.
2. Life span
Value for money is something that the customer looks for in every penny he/she spends. Batteries with a larger life span, which can last up to an average of 300000 km during its lifetime had made it reliable and worth spending for. Counting the fact that an average Indian rides
around 15000 km per year, it is going to last a whopping 20 years roughly.
Consistent performance output at a blistering cold and scorching heat is a factor that EV batteries come along with. Batteries with its dynamic chemical composition and build in performance mediators have helped them to survive these extreme temperatures without breaking much sweat. As India is also a country of extreme climates, this feature is something that is handy and expected.
4. Charging Time
The one thing that the customer cannot stand is the extended charging time whether it is the case of a smartphone or Electric vehicles. Long charging hours was something that has plagued the battery industry in general as it used to take about ten hours to charge a 15-kWh battery when hooked up to normal charging outlet, but with the advancement in the fast charging technology and specially designed charging ports time can be minimized to as little as 20 minutes.
In a country where mileage comes before features, cost is a factor that is first in the list while designing EV batteries. Even though a Lithium-ion EV battery would set you somewhere around 40% of the total vehicle cost, it is still worth as compared to its counterpart in absolute monetary terms.