The ideal battery for your electric vehicle

Alkè has three different types of battery for its electric vehicles: lead acid, lead gel, lithium-ion.

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Depending on the needs and how you want to use your electric vehicle, Alke can provide three different types of battery: lead acid, lead gel or lithium-ion.
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Alkè electric vehicles can be fitted with 3 different types of battery - lead acid, lead gel or lithium ion (LiFePO4).

The choice of battery will depend on your own specific requirements concerning autonomy and recharging times.

Lead Acid batteries are the most widely used because of their price and reliability. Lead Gel batteries are recommended when sealed, maintenance-free solutions are needed or preferred. Lithium ion batteries offer top performance and optimum vehicle capacity thanks to their very limited weight, and also have a long lifespan; in addition, partial recharging is possible.

 

Each type of technology has its own advantages, but it's important to choose the one most suitable for the specific use you will be putting it to, in order to obtain the maximum benefit.

Let's take a look at the main characteristics of the three different batteries:

Why you should choose a lead acid battery (latest generation)
  • Limited cost
  • Versatile
  • Long lifespan

Limited cost: of all the various types of battery, the lead acid ones are the least expensive. This type of battery is used in particular in professional contexts where the speed of the vehicle is not a priority.

Versatile: lead acid batteries can be used in various sectors and with different types of vehicle use, as they don't need any special attention. They're ideal, for example, in campsites, holiday villages and other kinds of general use.

Long lifespan: Alke' offers professional batteries with 1200 cycles, so their average lifespan is very high in relation to their price.

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Autonomy* up to 100 km
Recharging time 8 hours (100%) - 4,5 hours (80%)
Consumption with a complete recharge* 9 - 13 kWh
Removable batteries (ATX240 E/ED/H/HL models) Yes
Number of cycles* 1.200 - 1.500
* Depending on the battery capacity
If you want an extremely flexible, professional battery at a reasonable price.
Main areas of use: in 80% of cases, they're used in a variety of situations like holiday villages, industrial plants, etc. (except closed places with a high number of visitors).
Why you should choose a lead gel battery (maintenance-free)
  • Maintenence free
  • Completely sealed
  • Can be used in closed places

Maintenance free: this type of battery doesn't need to be topped up with water, but it's more sensitive than the others when it comes to respecting the recharging times.

Completely sealed: this feature may be preferable or necessary in certain contexts where you need to be sure there are no liquid leakages.

Can be used in closed places: these batteries are usually chosen by those who use their vehicle only - or almost only - in closed places.

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Autonomy* up to 80 km
Recharging time 11 hours
Consumption with a complete recharge* 7.5 - 12 kWh
Removable batteries (ATX240 E/ED/H/HL models) Yes
Number of cycles* 700 - 1.200
* Depending on the battery capacity
If you want a maintenance-free battery, or you need one that's completely sealed.
Main areas of use: hospitals, airport terminals, museums, etc.
Why you should choose a lithium ion battery (LiFePO4)
  • Excellent autonomy
  • Long lifespan
  • Quick recharging
  • Increased load capacity

Excellent autonomy: this type of battery almost doubles the autonomy of an electric vehicle.

Long lifespan: these batteries offer approximately 2000 cycles, which means they last longer than the other types.

Quick recharging: they can be 100% recharged in 1.5h hours (80% in 1 hour), and partial recharging is also possible so they're ideal when the vehicle is used 24 hours a day.

Increased load capacity: they're much lighter than the equivalent batteries that use other types of technology, so the vehicle has a greater effective capacity - a fact that can make a significant difference, especially when the vehicle is used off-road (where there are no type-approval regulations concerning weights).

Quick recharging of Alkè vehicles
Autonomy* fino a 150 km
Recharging time* 3.5 - 6.5 ore
Quick recharging time* 1.5 - 2.6 ore
Consumption with a complete recharge* 8.4 - 16.8 kWh
Number of cycles 2.000
* Depending on the battery capacity
If you want increased autonomy and first class performance.
Main areas of use: a wide variety of fields of use because, apart from covering the gel needs (maintenance-free), they offer certain additional features as well. The only limit may be their higher cost.

A lithium ion battery offers the possibility of partial recharging.
In the case of vehicles fitted with a lithium battery, the battery area has a winter pre-heating function so work can be carried out even in places with harsh sub-zero temperatures.
Each battery has certain positive aspects, so it's essential to understand the specific needs and how the vehicle will be used in order to obtain the best results.

Alke's qualified personnel will help you to select the right type of battery to get the most from your vehicle.

The maximum autonomy figure is approximate, and was obtained on a flat surface, in optimum usage conditions, with ECO mode and energy saver and adopting a correct driving manner, at a speed no higher than 60% of the maximum speed, for non-continuous use (battery dead in 5 hours).

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