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Researchers develop battery crush test for safer EVs

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:29 -- Paul Crompton
Researchers develop battery crush test for safer EVs

The US Sandia National Laboratories has introduced a crush test to their portfolio of ways to ‘kill a battery’, with a system that drops a 200+ pound weight onto lithium-ion cells.

The testing method, which hits with enough force to smash a battery in half, is thought to be the first of its kind in the US and will inform manufacturers on how to make batteries safer for electric vehicle applications. 

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