Applications of Lithium-ion Batteries

Low cost per cycle, high energy density, and high specific energy make lithium batteries useful for a number of applications, including:


Low cost per cycle, high energy density, and high specific energy make lithium batteries useful for a number of applications, including:


Electric and recreational vehicles

Li-ion battery packs can act as indispensable power sources for electric, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles like electric bicycles, electric cars, and electric motorcycles. Some compelling advantages of using lithium-ion batteries are:


Flexible and fast-charging

High energy storage capacity

Long lifespan


Emergency power backup or UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

A lithium-ion battery provides nearly instant power to run or shut down the equipment in the event of traditional power loss or instability. Computers, medical equipment, and other emergency power backup systems greatly benefit from lithium-ion batteries.


Industrial equipment

Greater energy density, multiple charge cycles, and zero-to-low maintenance are some of the features that make industrial lithium battery packs ideal for electric machinery, material handling equipment, and other vehicles such as:


Pallet trucks

Narrow aisle forklifts

Ride-on forklifts

Airport ground support equipment


Lithium marine batteries

Lithium batteries are capable and dependable—from powering a small motor to powering a yacht. Compared to a traditional lead-acid battery, a long-lasting rechargeable lithium battery ensures reliable and lightweight marine performance.


Medical devices

Lightweight, small, and high energy density make lithium-ion batteries suitable for medical applications—from defibrillators and medical carts to CAT scan machines and MRI machines.


Mobility equipment

The following advantages make lithium-ion batteries ideal for mobility equipment such as electric wheelchairs and personal transporters:

Extended run time

Fast charging

Longer lifespan

Low self-discharge rate

Low weight

Size customization


Portable electronic devices

Lithium-ion batteries can power camcorders, computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, portable game consoles, tablets, torches, and other portable electronic devices. Lithium-ion batteries, being lighter and smaller and able to tolerate movement and temperature changes, are durable and economically viable as portable power packs.


Power tools

Cordless drills, saws, sanders, and various garden tools, such as hedge trimmers and whipper-snippers (also called “lawn trimmers” or “line trimmers”) use Li-ion batteries.


Remote surveillance

Lightweight and rechargeable lithium batteries work well for monitoring a fleet of vehicles, job sites, or remote locations where installing a permanent alarm system is not possible. As a lithium-ion battery lasts longer and is supposed to have a 10X lower discharge rate than a lead-acid battery, it is quite effective for alarm or surveillance systems.


Solar-powered street lighting and solar/wind power storage

As the use of solar energy and wind energy increases across the world, lithium-ion batteries are beneficial in charging quickly and storing higher amounts of energy. Lithium-ion batteries can make renewable energy companies maximize the potential of solar power and wind power storage.


Moreover, LFP battery packs are used for high-quality and long-lasting solar batteries that power solar-street lights.


Lithium-ion batteries are one of today’s commercially available and widely used rechargeable batteries currently dominating the secondary battery market. Over the years, different types of lithium-ion batteries gained popularity over other battery chemistries due to higher energy density, smaller size and weight, and superior rechargeability.