EV Glossaries

Drive Cycle

In the context of Electric Vehicles (EVs), a “drive cycle” is like a pretend journey that helps us understand how far an EV can go on a single charge. Imagine a racecar on a track – it follows a specific path at a certain speed. In the same way, a drive cycle maps out how […]

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Range Estimation

Basic Perspective: Range estimation in an Electric Vehicle (EV) is like guessing how far your EV can go on a single battery charge. It’s important for planning trips and avoiding getting stuck. Imagine it’s like looking at your phone’s battery percentage to see if it’ll last until you get home. If it says you have

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Range Anxiety

“Range anxiety” happens when people worry that their electric cars will run out of power before they can charge them. Imagine a family going on a road trip in an electric car. They might get nervous about how far the car can go before needing a charge, and they plan their trip around places to

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Types of Battery Chemistries

Lead-Acid and Lithium-Ion batteries represent two distinct chemistry types used in various applications. Lead-Acid batteries use a lead-dioxide cathode and a sponge metallic lead anode in a diluted sulfuric acid electrolyte. They are affordable, reliable, and have been around for over a century, but they have limited energy density, are heavy, and have shorter lifespans.

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