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BYD claims Blade battery a ‘sport changer’ | Automotive Trade Information
BYD claims its ‘game-changing’ new Blade Battery marks the beginning of a brand new period of security and efficiency for the electrical automobile (EV) business in Europe.
With the uptake for EVs throughout the continent starting to assemble tempo, the Blade battery’s claimed “ultra-safe credentials units it aside from typical lithium iron-phosphate battery expertise and… offers it a big USP within the EV sector”, the corporate stated in an announcement.
The battery is used within the seven-seat Tang SUV launched in Norway in 2020. Manufacturing begins this quarter with the primary automobiles anticipated late in summer time.
A stringent nail-penetration check confirmed the Blade battery floor temperature reached a 30º – 60º C whereas emitting no smoke or fireplace.
Checks in a 300C furnace and 260% overcharging didn’t lead to fireplace or explosion.
“The outcomes present proof that the battery dramatically out-performs conventional ternary lithium batteries and lithium iron-phosphate expertise,” BYD stated.
Cells are 96cm lengthy, 9cm broad and 1.35cm excessive. Single cells are positioned in an array and inserted right into a battery pack in a blade-type association with cubic quantity of the battery pack decreased 50%, leaving additional area for stowage or different tools.
BYD stated the battery examined to 1.2m km after 3,000 cycles of cost/discharge with a single cost vary of 505km (NEDC) and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. The Tang battery recharges from 30% to 80% of full capability in half-hour, with DC energy output of 110kW.
The battery is produced at BYD’s manufacturing facility facility in Chongqing, China the place strict requirements of cleanliness are matched solely by these present in comparable LCD manufacturing amenities with moisture ranges exactly regulated alongside a consistently maintained temperature of 25C.