Although other technologies hold promise long-term, lithium-ion technology is the clear choice to power current-generation electric vehicles (EVs). But unlike a traditional lead-acid battery, a Li-ion battery requires a considerable amount of care and feeding. Charging involves much more than simply hooking up an alternator. Even discharging past a certain point can lead to irreversible damage. This has led to the development of complex charging and discharging strategies at the
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