Comparison of lead-acid batteries and lithium battery
Lithium-ion batteries are half the size and weight of lead-acid batteries, so golf carts with lithium-ion batteries have a significant power-to-weight ratio enhancement. This means that the golf cart can reach higher speeds with less effort, and can carry more weight without the power fading and the performance diminishing.
One of the main advantages of lithium-ion batteries is that they do not require any maintenance, whereas lead-acid batteries require regular checks and maintenance. So,man hours and the extra costs of maintenance tools and products are saved.No lead acid means owntime on your golf cart is greatly reduced and chemical leaks are avoided.
Normally, to fully recharge a lead-acid battery need eight hours. However, with one-hour chrage, a li-ion battery can be recharged up to 80 percent, and 100 percent no more than four hours. In addition, partially charged lead-acid batteries are vulnerable to sulfuric acid damage, which means if the golf cart is charged below 100 percent, the battery life is significantly reduced.Lithium-ion batteries, by contrast, don’t have any negative effects. This meaning users can “recharge” their vehicles by plugging them into a charger for a quick charge, which can quickly restore a lot of power to the battery system, rather than the lengthy charging cycle required for lead-acid batteries.
Compared to 500 and 1000 for lead based batteries, lithium batteries have a higher life cycle between 2000 and 5000 times.
There is no hazardous material captained in li-ion batteries. But, lead-acid batteries, just like the name,contain lead which is harmful to the environment. However,they are both recyclable.