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A Basic Introduction to Electric Vehicles

The differentiator between and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle and electric an electric vehicle is the electric motor. Instead of a fuel tank, an electric vehicle has an on-board battery – and that energy powers an electric motor, turning the wheels. There’s no need for a clutch, gearbox or exhaust pipe and they are quieter and smoother to drive.

Government Policies and Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles are a key aspect for meeting the world’s climate change objectives and play an important role in the transition of the mining, manufacturing and energy sectors to a green, low carbon society. The transition to electric mobility is happening and South Africa needs to embrace the global trends in a vigorous and proactive manner to manage the negative transition impacts and maximise the positive impacts, thereby securing a sustainable socio-economic future for all its citizens.

Lithium-ion Battery Management Systems

Lithium Ion Battery

Batteries with enhanced characteristics to power portable devices has become crucial in modern society, which has led to the development of a range of rechargeable batteries. Lithium has a low atomic number and a high electrode potential that results in significantly high energy density when compared to that of traditional rechargeable batteries that contains lead or cadmium.

The Car Battery – Then Now and the Future

It has been more than a century since the invention of the lead acid battery which has proved to be one of the few energy storage technologies able to adapt relatively quickly to the changes and challenges of modern industry and consumer products.