SHENZHEN, China: BYD, a Chinese company manufacturing batteries for electric cars, launched blade-shaped conventional lithium iron phosphate batteries for better safety for EV.
“In terms of battery safety and energy density, BYD’s Blade Battery has obvious advantages,” said Professor Ouyang Minggao, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor at Tsinghua University.
Due to its advanced battery pack structure, the space utilization is increased by over 50% compared to conventional lithium iron phosphate block batteries.
After conducting a nail penetration test lithium, iron phosphate batteries did not emit flames or smoke, which reveals its safety and shows it is highly incombustible compare to ternary lithium battery. This implies that EVs equipped with the Blade Battery would be far less susceptible to catching fire – even when they are severely damaged.
It’s well-versed structure and materials used make Lithium iron phosphate batteries are more secured compare to ordinary ternary lithium batteries which exceed in its range capacity.
He Long, Vice President of BYD and Chairman of FinDreams Battery Co., Ltd., stated distinctly advantages of the newly launched Blade batteries:
- High starting temperature for exothermic reactions
- Releases slow heat and generate low heat
- As the ability to not to release oxygen during breakdowns or easily catch fire.
In the early stages, the EV manufacturers preferred ternary lithium Batteries as its customer’s priority was the range capacity. Still, due to lack of safety which prone to accidents, BYD’s produced its new Blade Batteries.
“Today, many vehicle brands are in discussion with us about partnerships based on the technology of the Blade Battery,” said He Long.
He added that BYD would gladly share and work with global partners to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for all industry players.
BYD’s new blade battery will be firstly equipped in EV’s sedan model slated for launch this June with a range of 605km in one charge and an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds.