BYD blade technology to redefine lithium-ion battery safety
BYD (HKX:1211) has launched its new Blade Battery which will debut in the BYD Han in June 2020. The blade battery consists of thinner and longer LFP prismatic cells which are designed to become structural beams for the battery pack, simplifying its design. The new approach increases safety and volumetric energy density as well as reducing costs. In the new packs the batteries boast c.60% of the pack volume vs 40% for conventional batteries. The new batteries are considerably safer than a next-gen NCM battery. In its introduction BYD showed the results of a nail penetration test in which a...