BYD claims its ‘game-changing’ new Blade Battery marks the commence of a new period of safety and functionality for the electric powered vehicle (EV) business in Europe.
With the uptake for EVs throughout the continent beginning to collect tempo, the Blade battery’s claimed “extremely-safe qualifications sets it apart from regular lithium iron-phosphate battery technology and… offers it a important USP in the EV sector”, the firm claimed in a statement.
The battery is made use of in the seven-seat Tang SUV released in Norway in 2020. Manufacturing commences this quarter with the very first cars and trucks predicted late in summer season.
A stringent nail-penetration examination verified the Blade battery surface temperature arrived at a 30º – 60º C while emitting no smoke or hearth.
Assessments in a 300C furnace and 260% overcharging did not final result in hearth or explosion.
“The benefits deliver evidence that the battery dramatically out-performs classic ternary lithium batteries and lithium iron-phosphate technology,” BYD claimed.
Cells are 96cm extended, 9cm broad and 1.35cm large. Single cells are put in an array and inserted into a battery pack in a blade-form arrangement with cubic quantity of the battery pack minimized fifty%, leaving added area for stowage or other devices.
BYD claimed the battery analyzed to 1.2m km following three,000 cycles of demand/discharge with a one demand selection of 505km (NEDC) and acceleration from -one hundred km/h in 4.6 seconds. The Tang battery recharges from 30% to 80% of total capability in 30 minutes, with DC power output of 110kW.
The battery is produced at BYD’s manufacturing facility facility in Chongqing, China where strict benchmarks of cleanliness are matched only by individuals discovered in similar Liquid crystal display production facilities with moisture levels exactly regulated along with a continually managed temperature of 25C.