Electric Vehicle 101

Electric Vehicle 101

Due to environmental concerns, government incentives and company initiatives, there’s been a major shift toward EV adoption. However, not all EVs are the same – in fact, different EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVS) have a variety of different battery types. While the most common type of EV battery is the lithium-ion battery, nickel-metal hydride batteries are more commonly used in PHEVs. Additionally, lead-acid batteries and ultracapacitors are often used in EVs to supplement other battery loads.  

Weather often comes into play with EV and PHEV batteries. Severe weather can significantly impact battery life and range, with extremely hot temperatures affecting EVs’ management systems and efficiency, and extremely cold temperatures lengthening charging times and reducing overall battery range. It’s also harmful to batteries’ long-term lifespan for EVs to sit idle for lengthy periods of time, or for EVs to have to be charged at 100% too frequently.  

 

Because it’s best for EVs to remain at 20-80% charge at all times, EV owners must have access to charging infrastructure. ACERTUS is well-positioned to help companies with their EV fleets via its 55 well-positioned storage sites located across North America. In these storage facilities, EVs can not only be stored and charged, but also be prepped and reconditioned to help keep operations moving. 

 

ACERTUS’ team members are experts when it comes to EVs, PHEVs and their respective logistics needs. As the only full-scale, tech-enabled automotive logistics platform designed to move, store, recondition and title and register finished vehicles, ACERTUS’ transformative combination of technology, people and experience allows it to deliver proven, complete, start-to-finish service – turning logistics into a competitive advantage for auto manufacturers, fleets, dealers and anyone moving vehicles. 

Electric Vehicle 101

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