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Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide

The lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) battery has a cathode that contains 10-20% cobalt. Although the NMC battery has a lower capacity than that of the LCO, the higher specific power and the long-life suit its use for power tools, e-bikes and electric vehicles.

NMC batteries have a high cycling rate which, combined with a high capacity and high power, makes them ideally suited to be used in the new generation of electric vehicles. The NMC battery also has the lowest self-heating rate out of the different types of lithium ion batteries.