What types of batteries are currently available?
A variety of different battery types exist today, some of which can be divided into subcategories. As a rule, battery types are named after the materials they are made of.
- Lead acid batteries
- Nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries
- Lithium-ion batteries
- Lithium polymer batteries
- Nickel-iron batteries
- Sodium-nickel chloride (ZEBRA) batteries
They all differ with regard to lifespan, cost, storage density, and environmental impact.