Electric Car Conversion Kits

Electric Vehicle Battery

An electric vehicle battery is one of the most critical component of electric car parts in a hybrid electric car. When people are converting their gas run vehicles into hybrid electric cars, they must pay attention to the electric vehicle battery. When you are trying to build you own electric vehicles, your electric car conversion kits will probably come with an electric vehicle battery.

We all have used batteries in the course of our everyday lives, whether consciously or unconsciously.  And with the recent trend of miniaturization of things, we often completely forget that batteries are everywhere.  Until they stop working, then we realize their existence. It’s a little different with larger high-powered batteries such as electric vehicle batteries.

What kind of electric vehicle batteries are needed?

An electric vehicle battery is used in electric cars. They must be recharged and they require maintenance.  With the advent of the electric vehicles as viable driving alternative, more electric vehicle batteries are bought and sold each year, along with other critical electric car parts. Many electric car batteries are sold in electric car kits, but some are sold separately. The question that is on most people's minds are that of the size of the electric vehicle battery needed, the capacity of the electric car battery, and the weight of the electric vehicle battery.

The capacity of electric vehicle battery

Let's discuss the size of electric vehicle batteries.  For example, a standard vehicle battery measured in inches (9 x 12 x 7).  The car battery market is well established and at the present time, size is inextricably tied to capacity.  The real issue is power - power for acceleration and maintaining speeds above 10-15 mph which require lots of amperage (Amps). 

So, in the case of electric cars, more capacity means more amps and more amps require more electric vehicle batteries.  This is where size plays a part; it’s about the space needed for sufficient battery storage.

Size vs. Weight of electric vehicle battery

Size is not the only problem with the use of electric vehicle batteries.  With our current technology, with size comes weight and this further complicates electric vehicle efficiency.  Starting with a car full of batteries leaves little room for people, additional payloads and everyday shopping items.

The development of electric vehicle battery

So we start small.  We’re already used to golf carts; now we’re seeing that the two seater electric vehicle is coming into its own in urban areas.  We haven’t solved all the problems yet, but the process has finally begun – people are considering driving electric vehicles, battery issues aside.  Alternative lifestyle isn’t just for hippies anymore.

People are changing their opinions, with growing concern about environmental impact, economic sustainability and the rising cost of dependence on oil-based fuels.  All these factors are playing their part in what could become a great national transformation.

Hybrid electric cars are bridging the gap while an old industry reinvents itself.  Eventually the electric vehicle battery issues will resolve themselves.  Meanwhile, take a quiet stroll and think about what a quiet, peaceful ride in the fresh air would be like. You never know – we might even enjoy slowing down to stop and smell the roses.