Battery degradation in electric vehicles

When comparing electric vehicles to their traditional diesel and gasoline counterparts, arguably the biggest points of contention are the driving range possible between charges as well as the overall battery life and thus the lifetime of the electric vehicle. This report therefore aims to explore current electric vehicle battery technologies, battery degradation and ways in which it can be prevented to extend the battery/vehicle life and compare the value proposition of current and future electric vehicles against their traditional counterparts.

In this guide:

  • Battery degradation – effects and measurement
  • Degradation mechanisms
  • Prevention of battery degradation
  • Lithium-ion vs Battery chemistry alternatives
  • Lithion ion vs traditional gasoline/diesel vehicle lifetime