Li-Ion Batteries in the Driving Seat of Electric Vehicles

Commentary Contributed by Atul Yadav, Senior Research Analyst, MarketsandMarkets Research Private Limited

June 23, 2018 | A battery is a device that transforms electro-chemical reactions into electric energy. There are basically two categories of batteries; primary and secondary. Primary batteries are non-rechargeable, whereas, secondary batteries are rechargeable. Lead-acid and lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are the most widely used rechargeable batteries, accounting for approximately 95 percent of the global rechargeable battery market, and approximately 65 percent of the global battery market in terms of value. Read more about Li-Ion Batteries in the Driving Seat of Electric Vehicles

Embracing the Lithium-Ion Battery Euphoria – Innovations in Electrolytes

Commentary Contributed by Saurabh Shelar, Analyst, MarketsandMarkets

June 14, 2018 | Electrolyte is a chemical combination of salts and solvents in fixed ratio (generally 1:4 for lithium-ion battery) to enhance the flow of ions and create a conductive medium. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery electrolytes are classified based on state of electrolyte into solid and liquid electrolyte. Polymer pouch batteries used in laptops and cellphones are considered as liquid electrolytes. Read more about Embracing the Lithium-Ion Battery Euphoria – Innovations in Electrolytes

Battery Safety Standards Update: IEC 62133 Undergoes Major Changes

Commentary Contributed by John C. Copeland, Co-Owner and Technical Manager, Energy Assurance LLC

The IEC 62133 family of standards has enabled international harmonization of safety testing for small-format cells and batteries since its initial release in 2002 followed by a major revision in 2012.  Recognizing the substantial shifts in the rechargeable battery market from nickel to lithium chemistries, the standard underwent its most dramatic change in 2017.  This article will familiarize the reader with those latest changes and their impact on attaining cell and battery pack compliance. Read more about Battery Safety Standards Update: IEC 62133 Undergoes Major Changes

Gridtential Powers into the Future with Help from Tried-and-True Testing

Commentary contributed by Brian Hammerschmidt, Applications Specialist, Megger  

May 2, 2018 | In today’s world, everyone from the automotive industry to the grid energy storage sector are searching for low-cost, sustainable power solutions to meet their ever-changing and increasingly diverse energy needs. Companies are always looking for ways to combine the traditional benefits of lead-acid chemistry with the improved life cycle and power performance characteristics of Li-ion batteries. Read more about Gridtential Powers into the Future with Help from Tried-and-True Testing