Taking charge of safety: How the BADGE diagnostics platform will provide reliable electric vehicle battery data

Although electric vehicles provide a reliable and effective solution to the growing carbon emissions problem, some drivers question their safety. INL researchers are addressing electric vehicle battery safety concerns with the recently deployed Battery Advanced DiaGnostics Evaluation (BADGE) platform. The platform allows industry, university and government partners to directly compare management and diagnostics technologies and their abilities to detect potential safety risks.

A 10-year look at the battery supply chain in America

A new report summarizes the manufacturing and production locations of lithium-ion battery cells and packs by make and model for PEVs sold in the U.S. from 2010 to 2020. It also summarizes the annual and cumulative Li-ion battery capacity installed in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) sold in the U.S.

Single-Crystal Technology Holds Promise for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists have improved a promising battery technology, creating a single-crystal, nickel-rich cathode that is hardier and more efficient than before. Increasing nickel content in the cathode of an electric vehicle’s battery is attractive because of nickel’s relatively low cost, wide availability and low toxicity compared to other materials.

Battery of tests: Scientists figure out how to track what happens inside batteries

The new method could be the key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses, like electric cars and airplanes.

Redesigning lithium-ion battery anodes for better performance

In a new study, a team led by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory has made discoveries concerning a potential new, higher-capacity anode material, which would allow lithium-ion batteries to have a higher overall energy capacity.