In May 2018, the National Standards Committee issued the "Compulsory National Standard for Safety Technical Specifications for Electric Bicycles" (hereinafter referred to as "the new national standard"). From May 15th, 2018 to April 14th, 2019, the transition period, the new national standard It will be officially implemented on April 15, 2019. After the technical specifications are officially implemented, products that do not meet the technical specifications may not be produced, sold or imported. After such the mandatory national standard is officially released, it will bring huge benefits to the electric vehicle market in China. Shock.
In the new national standard, the data on the maximum speed of the electric bicycle, the length of the saddle, the center distance of the front and rear wheels, etc. are mandatory, and the quality of the whole vehicle is not allowed to exceed 55kg. The purpose is to change the part of the “over-standard” car body in recent years. The longer, the wider, the heavier and heavier. However, in order to reduce the weight of the whole vehicle, it is possible to start from the weight reduction of the battery, but this is undoubtedly a huge challenge for the battery research and development strength of each electric bicycle brand.
It is understood that starting from July, some battery manufacturers have begun to reduce the weight of the battery, taking 48V20Ah model battery as an example, a battery from the original 6.8 kg to 6.3 kg, the weight of the battery is lowered, which means the reduction of lead consumption, for In terms of environmental protection, it is undoubtedly a good thing, but compared with this, the lithium battery is light and small, and the weight is only about 1/5 of the lead-acid battery. By comparison, according to the quality of the whole vehicle specified in the new national standard. Said that lithium batteries actually have more advantages.
Some time ago, there was a rumor that China would completely ban the use of lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries in electric bicycles instead of lead batteries. However, the gossip is far from the official information. It is confirmed that this news is false news. There is no clear text, but behind the news, we also need to see lithium batteries instead of lead batteries is an inevitable trend.
Lithium batteries and lead-acid batteries are the most common sources of power for electric vehicles. In recent years, the lead-acid battery industry has undergone a series of reforms and rectifications, and the industry has shuffled its cards. At the same time, lithium batteries have sprung up and have begun to eat away the market share of lead batteries. With the increase of environmental protection pressure and the policy guidance of the national policy on lithium batteries, coupled with the continuous high-pressure treatment and supervision of the lead battery industry in recent years, the lead-acid battery market continues to be weak. However, lithium batteries will be in the electric bicycle industry and will still face tremendous resistance from traditional lead-acid battery manufacturers. If the country wants to vigorously promote the development of lithium batteries, it needs to impose more restrictions on the environmental protection standards and weight of lead-acid batteries, eliminate a group of small and medium-sized enterprises, and urge large enterprises to improve technology and transformation. The competition between lithium batteries and lead-acid batteries is inevitable. Many companies have already heard the wind and moved ahead of schedule.