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Anyone used NCM (3.7V) cells in an EV? Thoughts?

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Anyone used NCM (3.7V) cells in an EV? Thoughts?

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These cells are shown on EVPower's website (Shenzhen Westart I think). Advantage is higher voltage (fewer cells in a pack); disadvantage appears to be limited discharge current to 2C or less. Anyone used them, imported or bought them? Any other sources known?
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Re: Anyone used NCM (3.7V) cells in an EV? Thoughts?

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James Hill used them in his endurance car (but he was pulling 0.2 C most of the time) I thought they were good for 5C or more?
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Re: Anyone used NCM (3.7V) cells in an EV? Thoughts?

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So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Re: Anyone used NCM (3.7V) cells in an EV? Thoughts?

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Datasheet suggests 3C continuous and 10C burst.
It's only a disadvantage if you want a short range or a high performance ev.
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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