Save Money By Reconditioning Battery for Electric Car

Most of the electric car conversion kit guides that I’ve read suggested how and where to get cheap [tag-tec]deep cycles batteries[/tag-tec].

If you are willing to spend some time and do some leg work, you can get inexpensive batteries from golf cart service shops.

We know that all electric vehicle (EV) needs batteries to supply power to the electric motor. An average electric car needs about 15 to 20 units of batteries to provide approximately 100 to 150 driving miles per charge. Sooner or later, the battery is going to loose its charge.

Why is it so?

What is happening inside the battery that caused it to drop its efficiency? I’ve decided to do some research on the science of deep cycle battery.

As it turns out, my copy of Convert 2 EV electric car manual has the answer. The chapter covers that topic of Battery Reconditioning. Most batteries are made up of plates inside, that when left in an undercharged state become sulfated. That means that they develop a layer of sulfate crystals on the surface of the plates.

When the plates are covered by a layer of sulfate, there is less surface area in contact with the distilled water therefore reducing the flow of electric in the battery. That is why the power output from the battery is reduced.

When the plates are fully covered the crystallized sulfate, the battery is literally dead and has to be replaced.

Since an electric car uses so many batteries, replacing a new one can be costly. Luckily, there are ways we can remove the sulfate on the plates and bring the battery back to life. I will write another blog post next on how we can perform electric car battery reconditioning.

In the meantime, if you would like to know where and how to get cheap battery or recondition a dead battery to use on electric car, you can get your copy of Convert 2 EV here.