[Oeva-list] marine batteries for EVs..

Tony McCormick tony at notebene.net
Wed Oct 15 18:22:25 PDT 2008

Marine or "deep Cycle" batteries are the only recommended type of 
battery to use for EV's.  'car batteries' aka starter batteries will not 
work for very long for the reasons you listed.  The price difference is 

Nev Okyay wrote:
> In the case of car batteries (lead-acid type), if
> they are discharged closer to zero percent level, it
> is not possible to bring them back to life and they
> would have to be thrown away.  If true, this would
> explain the reluctance of most people not willing
> to go less then 60-70% discharge level.
> A reliable source told me that in the case of marine
> batteries, it is possible to go down to zero percent
> level and bring the battery back to life up to 20
> (twenty times).  I think this feature would make
> them better choice for EV conversions.
> I haven't talked to anybody in the club using this
> type of battery.  Does anybody have any experience
> with marine batteries?
> thanks,
> -nev
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