Lithium-ion battery technology is expected to evolve rapidly in the near future where new techniques and materials are expected to give significant improvement to the need for more and more electric vehicles.
But how do Lithium-ion battery fitted to modern electric vehicles operate? In the video that follows from YouTube channel Learn Engineering, you can see in detail the structure and function of the battery that the electric cars of Tesla use.
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Description from YouTube channel Learn Engineering :
A portable power supply has become the lifeline of the modern technological world, especially the lithium-ion battery. Imagine a world where all cars are driven by induction motors and not internal combustion engines. Induction motors are far superior to IC engines in almost all engineering aspects, as well as being more robust and cheaper. Another huge disadvantage of IC engines is that they only produce usable torque in a narrow band of engine RPM. Considering all of these factors, induction motors are definitely the perfect choice for an automobile. However, the power supply for an induction motor is the real bottleneck in achieving a major induction motor revolution in the automobile industry. Let’s explore how Tesla, with the help of lithium-ion cells, solved this issue and why lithium-ion cells are going to become even better in the future.