Electric Vehicle Battery Types

One of the key elements of any electric vehicle is its battery. In this section, we provide detailed information on battery types and their advantages and disadvantages for consumers who want to understand this element more fully. A battery is an electrochemical energy storage device that can release an electrical charge when needed. It…


Charging Levels of Electric Vehicle Charger

To charge the batteries, EVs are connected to the electric grid, which provides different connection options called “charging levels”. At present standard, SAE J1772 defines six charging levels as AC Level I, AC Level II, AC Level III. AC Level III and DC charging are termed as fast charging. The…


Electric Vehicle Charging Standards

The following are the standards that are used in developing a charging station. International Electro technical Commission (IEC) Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) of United States GuoBiao (GB) of China Japan Electric Vehicle Standard (JEVS) of Japan 1. International Electrotechnical Commission…


Types of Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Mainly are of four types a). Battery Electric Vehicle (BEVs) or Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) These vehicles run entirely on an electric drive train and battery, without a conventional internal combustion engine. These vehicles take an external source of electricity to recharge their batteries by plugging into a power…


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