Category: Tech

Preventing Battery Fires: Understanding the Causes of Thermal Runaway

Preventing Battery Fires: Understanding the Causes of Thermal Runaway

Thermal runaway is a critical issue in battery technology, especially Lithium based ones, characterized by a rapid and uncontrollable rise in temperature beyond safe limits. This phenomenon can lead to cell and battery failures, as well as fires and explosions that put the vehicle and the user life at risk. The heat generated by the […]

Precautionary measures taken by manufacturers to prevent battery fires

Precautionary measures taken by manufacturers to prevent battery fires

In the last article, we discussed battery fires and the hazards it poses. In an EV, there are several degrees of fire safety. There are safety measures at cell level and battery pack level to prevent short circuits and other failures that may result in overheating and thermal runaway in an ideal condition.  Few protection […]

Why do electric vehicles catch fire?

Why do electric vehicles catch fire?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular across the world. While the risks associated with conventional vehicles are well-defined and generally accepted by society, time and education are needed to achieve this comfort level for Li-ion battery-powered vehicles.If Li-ion batteries are damaged there is a significant risk of electric vehicles catching fire. Even after the […]

Is EV battery repurposing the future of second life batteries (2LB)

Is EV battery repurposing the future of second life batteries (2LB)

  As the world’s reliance on lithium battery technology grows, supplies of essential production materials are not expected to keep up with demand. Repurposed electric vehicle Li-ion electric car batteries provide a feasible option for reducing the quantity of retired lithium-ion batteries that wind up in landfills and extending their useful life while end-of-life alternatives, […]

How to improve life of Li-ion batteries

How to improve life of Li-ion batteries

Ubiquitous Li-ion batteries find applications in automobiles, consumer electronics, appliances and medical equipment. They are currently in the spotlight due to the expected boom in the electric mobility space. On one hand, manufacturers look to increase cell capacity (measured in Ah), keeping the size as small as possible, and on the other hand, they look […]