Review of the state of the art of batteries in automotive applications


  • Eduardo José Cueva Sánchez Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial
  • Juan Lucero Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial
  • Alex Guzman Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial
  • Juan Rocha Universidad Internacional SEK
  • Luis Espinoza Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo



Baterías, industria automotriz, vehículo híbrido, vehículo híbrido enchufable, vehículo eléctrico


Purpose of this paper is the review of the literature and analyze the progress and application that battery technologies have made in the automotive industry, due to the implementation of electrified systems in the power train, that are used in hybrid and electric vehicles. The technologies which are used, were classified by the materials applied in the construction of the electrochemical cells, lead acid, lithium ion and nickel metal hydride were the chosen ones. It was identified the most important characteristics as the capacity, the nominal voltage of their cells, among others. Lead-acid batteries will continue to occupy a considerable market share because of their cost, but they cannot be used as propulsion batteries. Nickel-metal hydride batteries withstand higher work stress and have higher energy density, so they are mainly used in hybrid vehicles. Because of the demand for energy and power, that electric vehicles need, is used the lithium-ion technology.



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How to Cite

Cueva Sánchez, E. J., Lucero, J., Guzman, A., Rocha, J., & Espinoza, L. (2018). Review of the state of the art of batteries in automotive applications. Enfoque UTE, 9(1), pp. 166 - 176.



Automation and Control, Mechatronics, Electromechanics, Automotive