Faster Charging and Charge Efficiency
Conclusion: PowerBattery supports High Current Charging. This reduces charging duration and charges the Batteries faster.
How does a E-Rickshaw application effect the Life Cycle of a battery?
This data is taken from one of the E-Rickshaws which has run for over 10 months without degradation in the bank.
Similarly, life cycle testing is being done under the field simulated condition using drive cycles derived from over 5000 kms of field data.
Conclusion: A 9 month warranty PowerBattery bank has run more than 10 months without any degradation.
Range and Performance
Is there any variation in the performance of PowerBatteries ?
A passenger E-Rickshaw running since October 2022 has recorded a minimum of 80 km a day. The range per charge of a minimum of 80 km has since remained the same over the last 10 months (September 2023).
Conclusion: After 10 months, PowerBatteries’ health and Uniformity is good.
Can the range be extended with Opportunity Charging ?
PowerBattery has performed exceedingly well compared to Normal Battery in cold weather conditions ( 8° C to 11° C ). Opportunity charging allows the end user to get a minimum of 25 to 30 kms with a normal charger and 45 to 50 kms with a fast charger when charged for 2 hrs in between the ride.
Conclusion: PowerBattery gives higher mileage (upto 147 kms) when used with a PowerCharger and Opportunity Charging (2HR).
Optimal Performance of PowerBattery
How can you maximize the utilization of PowerBattery?
PowerBattery, when operated within the
- Performance zone (discharge operating voltage is between 45V to 60V)
- Safe zone (charging the battery bank below 60V)
gives the best mileage and life.