People are always inquiring about ways to save money and hassle. People are always looking for new ways to make things easier for themselves and today the current fad seems to be electric cars and hybrids. What fascinates people so much is the idea of a simple battery that allows somebody to save so much gas and in return get something that takes you hundreds of miles.
In fact, this idea has become a popular and growing question about electric car batteries due to the fact that during one point in time everybody has faced issues with their own car batteries. That being the case it is easy to wonder how these batteries can last so long when in relation to gasoline or diesel driven engines, just forgetting to turn off the headlights can drain the power quite quickly.
So, lets take a look and compare a few of the major differences between electric car batteries and gasoline or diesel driven car batteries.
For the typical gasoline or diesel driven batteries, lower costs and limited technology is used in order to be of some value to the average consumers. However, even with their limited technology these batteries get the job done; that is starting the car.
Rechargeable car batteries are a whole new ball park. See, with these types of batteries manufacturers are using modern day technology — more advanced. In the traditional car batteries liquid forms of electrolytes were used for the cells of all these batteries. This meant of course a very limited space you could set cells in. Another draw back of using liquid electrolytes meant that you could not fix these car batteries to any orientation. Now with these newer rechargeable batteries, a gel form of electrolytes is implemented meaning two things, a bigger amount of space for putting in cells, and you can fix them to any orientation since the cells wouldn’t leak electrolytes. With more cells means a bigger output and higher mileage.
There are two types of car batteries for electric cars — VRAL and GEL.
GEL battery uses the VRAL technology and is highly advanced with technology and requires minimum maintenance. With these GEL batteries, chances of leaking battery fluid are minimal due to the seal technology. A drawback with using GEL based batteries is that they will not perform better under irregular usage because these car batteries need to be constantly charging and discharging. With this onset of discharging and charging, these batteries perform extremely well and obviously for the same reasons, the daily driver will find these batteries to be ideal. These batteries were targeted towards the daily driver, thus if you aren’t one then these can wear out quite quickly.
One of the most recent advancements in the industry is the usage of Lithium-Ion batteries. The nano technology used with these Lithium-Ion batteries allows these to be quite compact yet hold extremely high charges. These batteries use a GEL based electrolyte system meaning a longer lifetime.