Electric Vehicle Batteries

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) – including plug-in hybrid electric and all electric vehicles – will play a key role in the transformation of the transport and energy sectors within the small economies of the Caribbean region.
Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric Vehicle Batteries

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) – including plug-in hybrid electric and all electric vehicles – will play a key role in the transformation of the transport and energy sectors within the small economies of the Caribbean region. Apart from electric drive system technologies, batteries and battery charging technologies determine the capital cost, cost of operation and convenience of PEVs.

Battery technologies directly impact the weight, capital cost, cost of operation and the range of PEVs. Consequently, lithium-ion batteries are most commonly used in PEVs, mainly because they offer a comparatively higher capacity in a lightweight compact design.