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Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion Battery

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battery001.jpgLightweight and compact, but can store lots of electricity
Lithium-ion batteries have higher energy densities than lead-acid batteries or nickel-metal hydride batteries. Having a high energy density means that the battery can store more electricity in the same size cell. It follows, then, that with the same amount of electricity it is possible to make the battery smaller. This is why the lithium-ion battery is ideal for being a battery on an electric vehicle, since it is compact and lightweight.
Nissan’s lithium-ion batteries continue to evolve. Energy density is now almost double, compared to around the year 2000.

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Technology Functionality
Originally the lithium-ion battery is lightweight and compact, but employing a slim laminated structure with fewer parts has also increased the flexibility of the layout. In other words, being slim and compact makes installation easier. By making it possible to set up the lithium-ion battery quite freely, the planning and design of the car body also became freer.
Technology Configuration
Originally the lithium-ion battery is lightweight and compact, but employing a slim laminated structure with fewer parts has also increased the flexibility of the layout. In other words, being slim and compact makes installation easier. By making it possible to set up the lithium-ion battery quite freely, the planning and design of the car body also became freer.

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