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BYD claims Blade battery a ‘game changer’ | Automotive Industry News

BYD claims its ‘game-changing’ new Blade Battery marks the commence of a new era of protection and general performance for the electrical motor vehicle (EV) marketplace in Europe.

With the uptake for EVs throughout the continent commencing to get tempo, the Blade battery’s claimed “ultra-safe qualifications sets it aside from conventional lithium iron-phosphate battery engineering and… provides it a considerable USP in the EV sector”, the company reported in a assertion.

The battery is used in the seven-seat Tang SUV released in Norway in 2020. Production starts off this quarter with the first cars and trucks expected late in summer season.

A stringent nail-penetration exam confirmed the Blade battery surface temperature attained a 30º – 60º C when emitting no smoke or fire.

Checks in a 300C furnace and 260% overcharging did not consequence in fire or explosion.

“The benefits present proof that the battery dramatically out-performs regular ternary lithium batteries and lithium iron-phosphate engineering,” BYD reported.

Cells are 96cm extensive, 9cm vast and 1.35cm higher. Single cells are put in an array and inserted into a battery pack in a blade-variety arrangement with cubic volume of the battery pack minimized 50%, leaving extra house for stowage or other devices.

BYD reported the battery examined to 1.2m km immediately after 3,000 cycles of charge/discharge with a solitary charge variety of 505km (NEDC) and acceleration from -a hundred km/h in four.six seconds. The Tang battery recharges from thirty% to 80% of total capability in thirty minutes, with DC power output of 110kW.

The battery is produced at BYD’s factory facility in Chongqing, China where rigid criteria of cleanliness are matched only by people found in equivalent Liquid crystal display manufacturing facilities with humidity amounts precisely controlled together with a constantly preserved temperature of 25C.