Behaviour of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

Battery Health, Performance, Safety, and Cost

  • Gianfranco Pistoia
  • Boryann Liaw

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jamie Speirs, Marcello Contestabile
    Pages 35-57
  3. Marcel Weil, Saskia Ziemann, Jens Peters
    Pages 59-74
  4. Zachary D. Asher, David A. Trinko, Thomas H. Bradley
    Pages 129-151
  5. Maximilian Schiffer, Sebastian Stütz, Grit Walther
    Pages 153-173
  6. Muhammad Aziz, Takuya Oda
    Pages 201-224
  7. Abbas Fotouhi, Karsten Propp, Daniel J. Auger, Stefano Longo
    Pages 267-288
  8. Tobias Elwert, Felix Römer, Kirstin Schneider, Qingsong Hua, Matthias Buchert
    Pages 289-321

About this book


This book surveys state-of-the-art research on and developments in lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. It summarizes their features in terms of performance, cost, service life, management, charging facilities, and safety. Vehicle electrification is now commonly accepted as a means of reducing fossil-fuels consumption and air pollution. At present, every electric vehicle on the road is powered by a lithium-ion battery.

Currently, batteries based on lithium-ion technology are ranked first in terms of performance, reliability and safety. Though other systems, e.g., metal-air, lithium-sulphur, solid state, and aluminium-ion, are now being investigated, the lithium-ion system is likely to dominate for at least the next decade – which is why several manufacturers, e.g., Toyota, Nissan and Tesla, are chiefly focusing on this technology.

Providing comprehensive information on lithium-ion batteries, the book includes contributions by the world’s leading experts on Li-ion batteries and vehicles.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Pistoia
    • 1
  • Boryann Liaw
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research CouncilRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Energy Storage and Advanced VehiclesIdaho National LaboratoryIdaho FallsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69949-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69950-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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