The most common question we get at Green Yachts – which is a better lithium battery, NMC or LFP?

And the answer is……. Both!  They each have their advantages and disadvantages, but despite the ferocious and sometimes uninformed arguments one can find online, neither is better than the other.

Unfortunately, if you were looking for a decisive, expert advise to quash all the internet and blogger (czzzzzz)  debates about which is better, NMC (Nickle Manganese Cobalt, chemical equation: LiMn2O4) or (Lithium Iron Phosphate – chemical equation: LiFEPO4), you’re not going to get it here. It’s not that we are afraid of waging into a debate and offering an opinion. It’s that we believe everyone making an argument about NMC vs LFP is missing the point.

This is the third in a six-part series on lithium batteries:

  1. What’s Inside a Lithium-Ion battery?
  2. How is a Lithium-Ion battery different than a Lead-Acid battery?
  3. Which is a better Lithium-Ion battery, NMC or LFP?
  4. Aren’t all Battery Management Systems (BMS) the same?
  5. What is the future of lithium batteries?
  6. Beyond Lithium Ion – what’s the future of energy storage and renewable energy generation?

This blog explains the differences between NMC and LFP, the use cases for each and some examples of good NMC and LFP battery manufacturers.

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