What is a lithium-ion battery?
Lithium-ion batteries are a type of rechargeable battery. They have a high energy density (meaning that they can store lots of energy), no memory effect (they don’t need to be fully discharged before charging), and a low self-discharge.
Li-ion batteries are growing in popularity for battery-powered electric vehicles, as they’re more energy-efficient than other battery alternatives available, and they don’t produce harmful emissions.
How do lithium-ion batteries work?
Lithium-ion batteries come in many different chemistries and cell types, with each having its own unique properties, depending on requirements for the individual battery. Since lithium is a highly reactive element, it can store lots of energy in its atomic bonds — that’s why Li-ion batteries are described as having a ‘high energy density’.
TCM uses Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) chemistry, since it offers optimum performance, lifetime and safety levels for forklift trucks, as well as in the EV industry.
To see if Lithium suits your business, we need to understand your application better, so discover which battery technology best suits your operation by getting in touch with one of your local dealers.