Features LCO NCA NCM LFP LMO
Specific Capacity (mAh/g) 140-150 160 160 150 100-110
Normal Cell Voltage (V) 3.6-3.8 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.6-3.8
Energy Density (Wh/kg) 500-570 600 600 500 360-420
100% DOD Cycle Life (cycles) 500-1000 2000 2000 >3000 400-500
Calendar Life (Years) 5 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10
Raw Material Cost ($/kg) 30-40 28-30 22-25 16-20 8-10
Raw Material Cost ($/kWh) 57-75 50-55 30-55 25-35 20-25
Safety Poor Poor Medium Excellent Good
Maximum Safe Discharge Rate C/2 C/2 3C 50C unlimited 5C

Source:Multiple sources including: Bloomberg power storage research note, 21st May 2010.