Electric Vehicles

Iron batteries or Li-ion in the years to come

Iron batteries or Li-ion in the years to come. Iron battery technology being developed makes use of a special type of ferrate salt that readily accepts three electrons per ion thereby improving amount of energy stored as compared to Li-ion batteries

Iron batteries or Li-ionElectric vehicles make use of electric traction batteries to power them for mobility and in order to help them complete their tasks. These batteries are used in EV’s, forklifts, floor sweepers, cars, vans and trucks among other electric vehicles. Nowadays EV’s make use of battery banks to help them achieve long distance runs without having to stop for charging.

Only disadvantage of these battery packs is the underlying presence of leakage currents within the system. Super capacitors used within these vehicles provide one with the ability of using hidden power whenever needed. This helps to balance power storage and delivery in a better way. Technology pertaining to super capacitors is developing at a quick pace with EESTor of Texas having signed a contract for delivery of these cells as part of applications for military mobility.

The development though a few years old is oft discussed, with no clear indication about what the deal pertains to, except that they  are to supply energy units for mobile military applications. Rapid charging of electric vehicles is in focus too with Zenn Motor Company in Toronto’s deal with EEstor to replace batteries by using supercapacitors. Iron battery technology being developed makes use of a special type of ferrate salt that readily accepts three electrons per ion thereby improving amount of energy stored as compared to Li-ion batteries. Employing a similar zinc anode as an alkaline battery, the super iron cell boasts of a power output that is 50% more than conventional lithium/lithium metal batteries being used in EV’s. These developments suggest that in the long run iron batteries with replace Li-ion packs for powering EV’s.

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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

Love for a red car has with experience transformed to a detailed outlook for around the clock news from Nabanita Singha Roy. Starting out as auto blogger in 2009, her inextricable editorial approach guarantees diverse storylines for a widely enthusiastic automotive readership.

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  • Ken

    Looks like folks are starting to find out about Eestor and Zenn Motor Co.

  • Fibb

    with EESTor of Texas having signed a contract for delivery of these cells as part of applications for military mobility.

    • Fibb

      can the author please explain this? what evidence do you have that there is a “contract for delivery”?

    • sagar112

      Hi. Please check in the 3rd paragraph. A link has been provided to the research company. Hover around the word supercapacitators in the 3rd line, and an additional box with pertaining info will open. This is an electric vehicle research source we often turn to.