Guest article – The mobility transition megatrend was overshadowed not least by reports of alleged battery fires. Even if the reports subsequently turned out to be incorrect, the uncertainty among companies and end consumers remains.
Numerous manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry are engaged in an exciting race to determine the future of battery technology. One of the most interesting developments that will be ready for series production before 2030 is the solid-state battery.
Guest Post - When talking about battery fires, there are two main areas that can be identified: the battery itself and external circumstances. A defect in the battery that could lead to unsafe operation would be, for example, a malfunction in the battery management system that could lead to the battery being overcharged. This causes excessive heat inside the battery.
The moments that your electric car not only puts a smile on your face, but also makes you despair, electric car drivers have probably already experienced. Do you recognize yourself?
By equipping the basic version of the Tesla Model 3 with batteries, there is already a global order for CATL. The special feature of the current batteries, which have been in use since the end of 2021, is the composition of the cathode material. CATL supplies lithium iron phosphate cells for the manufacturer. They can be recognized by the abbreviation LFP, where the letter F stands for Ferrum (iron).
New drive concepts need completely new platforms for electric cars to optimize range and driving performance. In recent years, for example, numerous newly developed platforms from global vehicle manufacturers have appeared for the coming generations of electric vehicles, from pre-series production to production readiness. We take a look at the special requirements for emission-free bodies.