What cell-to-pack means for EV fire protection

Dr James Edmondson of IDtechEX looks at how reducing the number of components in a battery pack affects fire safety

Dr James Edmondson
16 February 2023
Packaging EV battery cells has improved significantly over time. Source: IDTechEx
Packaging EV battery cells has improved significantly over time. Source: IDTechEx
Several locations and requirements for fire protection materials in a cell-to-pack design. Source: IDTechEx: Fire Protection Materials for Electric Vehicle Batteries 2023-2033
Several locations and requirements for fire protection materials in a cell-to-pack design. Source: IDTechEx: Fire Protection Materials for Electric Vehicle Batteries 2023-2033
Dr James Edmondson
Dr James Edmondson

 

Despite component shortages and rising material prices, electric vehicles (EVs) have continued their strong growth throughout 2022, with sales looking to be increased by over 60% compared with the previous year.

One factor that is difficult to overlook is vehicle fire safety. In addition to the major automotive recalls seen in 2020 and 2021 for GM, Hyundai, Ford, and others, 2022 also highlighted issues in other vehicle segments.

RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) had to...

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