Why don t cars use lithium ion batteries?

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    Many modern electric and hybrid vehicles use lithium-ion batteries. However, traditional gasoline-powered cars do not use lithium-ion batteries because they rely on a combustion engine to generate power, which is a fundamentally different technology than a battery-powered electric motor.

    While lithium-ion batteries have a high energy density, which makes them ideal for use in electric vehicles, they also have some drawbacks that make them less suitable for use in traditional gasoline-powered cars. For example, lithium-ion batteries are more expensive to manufacture than traditional lead-acid batteries, and they can be more difficult to recycle. Additionally, lithium-ion batteries can be sensitive to temperature extremes and require careful management to ensure their safety and longevity.

    Furthermore, lithium-ion batteries are not well-suited for applications that require high power output for short periods of time, such as starting a car engine. For these types of applications, lead-acid batteries are more appropriate due to their ability to deliver high-power bursts.

    Overall, while lithium-ion batteries are increasingly being used in hybrid and electric vehicles, they are not yet widely used in traditional gasoline-powered cars due to the limitations and trade-offs associated with this technology.

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