e6-- India's First EV Model to Adopt BYD Blade battery Technology

Feb 23, 2022 11:49 AM ET
  • Blade Battery exhibits both fast and slow charging functions
  • The technology effectively passes the nail penetration test
  • Maximized battery pack structure: space utilization increased by over 50 percent

BYD India introduced that its eMPV e6 is powered by BYD's Blade Battery. It is a subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-backed Chinese EV maker BYD. The eMPV e6 was introduced just recently for the B2B sector.

The e6 was introduced in India in November 2021. It is equipped with both rapid and also slow charging functions which are personalized for the B2B section. "All new power vehicles from BYD will certainly feature the Blade Battery," the business said in a statement. "The business will certainly also supply its Blade Battery to various other leading OEMs globally."

Released by BYD in 2020, Blade Battery effectively passed the nail infiltration examination. Nail infiltration testing is a sort of safety and security testing done to mimic interior short-circuiting. The sample battery is penetrated with a nail to simulate an internal short-circuit. This is to verify that the battery does not ignite or burst. This is the most extensive means to test the thermal runaway of batteries.

" While undertaking nail infiltration tests, Blade Battery releases neither smoke nor fire after being passed through, and its surface temperature level only gets to 30 to 60 ° C. Under the exact same problems, a ternary lithium battery mainly surpasses 500 ° C and strongly burns, and also while a traditional lithium iron phosphate block battery does not openly send out flames or smoke, its surface temperature level reaches harmful temperatures of 200 to 400 ° C," claimed the company declaration.

Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, head of electric guest vehicle BYD India, said, "This technology will certainly currently be a highlight in all BYD pure electric items and also we are keen on bringing a lot more variants aside from the e6 when we begin offering India's B2C sector geared up with blade battery technology."

In addition to addressing the concern of array, the Blade Battery can also sustain fast charging. It has optimized battery pack structure. The space utilization of the battery pack is increased by over half contrasted to NMC cell batteries.

More contrasting the technologies, negative chain reactions because of high pressure and high temperature cause thermal runaway in a Lithium-ion cell. NMC cells release oxygen as a byproduct during thermal runaway, they have a tendency to ignite very conveniently. On the other hand, there is no oxygen spin-off launch in the case of LFP cells, on which the Blade battery is based. Therefore, they do not catch fire.

With the ever-growing market dimension of EV, the evolution of battery technology is to be followed on. This will certainly be the first time that an EV in India will make use of power of a LFP-based Blade Battery.

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