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Thermal runaway in EV battery packs: designing a mitigation strategy

Aspen Aerogels’ cutting-edge materials protect against thermal runaway Thermal runaway occurs inside a battery cell through a fault, a crash scenario or some other defect that causes the cell to release thermal energy through chemical reactions. That thermal energy increases the temperature of the cell, the increased temperature drives faster kinetics, and more heat is… Read more »

Was Britishvolt’s collapse the beginning of the end for the UK auto industry?

When Charged spoke with execs from aspiring battery manufacturer Britishvolt back in May of 2022, we were impressed by the company’s big ambitions and innovative ideas. We were very disappointed to hear of its recent demise, but not unduly surprised. As is typically the case in nascent industries, the attrition rate among EV-related companies is… Read more »

New Flyer heavy-duty transit bus to use Modine Battery Thermal Management System

Bus OEM New Flyer of America has selected Modine Manufacturing’s EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) to use in its Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit bus. New Flyer’s latest Xcelsior CHARGE NG bus incorporates three distinct technological improvements over the previous model, including new batteries that extend range up to 13%, protective battery packaging for… Read more »

LG Chem to build major cathode plant in Tennessee

LG Chem has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new cathode manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. Manufacturing plants for batteries and other EV components are popping up all over the country these days, and the announcements invariably mention President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which offers incentives for companies to establish supply chains here… Read more »

ChargePoint launches new CP6000 Level 2 charger for Europe

ChargePoint’s new CP6000 Level 2 charger is “a complete charging solution for businesses and fleets,” and is designed for the needs of the European market. It offers AC charging at an adaptable output of 3.7 to 22 kW per port, and supports both one- and three-phase power. The CP6000 is designed to work seamlessly with… Read more »