lithium-ion battery


: a rechargeable battery that uses lithium ions as the primary component of its electrolyte

Note: Lithium-ion batteries are common in portable electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Limiting the motors from their true potential is the 83.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. David Beard, Car and Driver, 12 Feb. 2023 Ram has yet to announce performance or range figures for its 1500 REV, but Ford has set the target already, with 240 miles of range and 462 horsepower and 775lb-ft of torque from its entry-level F150 Lightning Pro and its 98kWh lithium-ion battery. Michael Taylor, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 The Tesla reached 67 mph two seconds before hitting the second of two trees at 57 mph before being consumed by flames as the lithium-ion battery caught fire. CBS News, 9 Feb. 2023 The crash damaged the front of the car's lithium-ion battery case, which caused the fire to start. Maria Pasquini, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2023 The 2019 Tesla reached 67 mph (108 kilometers per hour) two seconds before hitting the second of two trees at 57 mph (92 kilometers per hour) before being consumed by flames as the lithium-ion battery caught fire. Tom Krisher, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2023 The entire vehicle is powered by a 3.7-kWh lithium-ion battery which has 40 percent more capacity than other electric mowers. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 9 Feb. 2023 The black-and-white robot is built around a beefy lithium-ion battery, with GPS, camera vision, sensors, speakers and microphone. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Feb. 2023 Recent advancements in lithium-ion battery technology have made these bikes more affordable, with longer, more dependable ranges—putting them in the same class as e-scooters or other electric modes of transportation. John Thompson, Men's Health, 8 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lithium-ion battery was in 1990

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“Lithium-ion battery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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