Monday, March 21, 2016

Iron-phosphate EV batteries power London double-decker buses

A fleet of five new double-decker electric buses please commuters and tourists with a quiet zero-emission ride. The buses are equipped with BYD-designed and built iron-phosphate batteries, delivering 345 kWh of power that can power the bus for over 24 hours and up to 190 miles with a single daily recharging requiring only four hours.
According to the Argonne National Laboratory, the lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries have following benefits: a simple, straightforward and low-cost process that does not involve high energy consumption; increased energy density and long cycle lifetime; no carbon coating is needed, which reduces costs by 50%. Read more at