Title

Effect Of Battery Memory On Different Types Of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Author(s)

Lee Sightler

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Electric vehicles will be needed in the future because of the decline of availability of oil. In the future, more people will be moving towards using electric vehicles instead of normal internal combustion engine vehicles but the thought of range anxiety derails most people from buying one. An important factor to battery life is charging and discharging the battery correctly and avoiding the effects of battery memory. If the battery is only discharged half way and put back on the charger, then the battery will start charging it only that much, leading to a weaker battery over time. For this research project the hypothesis is if a battery is properly charged and discharged, then the battery life will increase and range anxiety will decrease. The results anticipated in this project are that the lead acid batteries will be most affected by battery memory and that lithium batteries are more efficient and are capable of a longer battery life with proper charging techniques. The tests will be conducted in a test vehicle and proper and improper charging will be done for each kind of battery. Once the data needed is collected, then it will be used to determine where the most appropriate locations will be at for new electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The data will represent how far the batteries can go on a full charge and that will give the range for how spread apart new charging stations should be located.

Location

Owens G08

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:30 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:30 AM

Effect Of Battery Memory On Different Types Of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Owens G08

Electric vehicles will be needed in the future because of the decline of availability of oil. In the future, more people will be moving towards using electric vehicles instead of normal internal combustion engine vehicles but the thought of range anxiety derails most people from buying one. An important factor to battery life is charging and discharging the battery correctly and avoiding the effects of battery memory. If the battery is only discharged half way and put back on the charger, then the battery will start charging it only that much, leading to a weaker battery over time. For this research project the hypothesis is if a battery is properly charged and discharged, then the battery life will increase and range anxiety will decrease. The results anticipated in this project are that the lead acid batteries will be most affected by battery memory and that lithium batteries are more efficient and are capable of a longer battery life with proper charging techniques. The tests will be conducted in a test vehicle and proper and improper charging will be done for each kind of battery. Once the data needed is collected, then it will be used to determine where the most appropriate locations will be at for new electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The data will represent how far the batteries can go on a full charge and that will give the range for how spread apart new charging stations should be located.