Gallery: New Crash-Proof Electric Vehicle Battery Can be Mass Produced


Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT in Pfinztal, Germany are looking to help electric vehicles shed a few pounds – the lighter the car, the further it can travel on one charge. The researchers have thus far developed a new lighter electric vehicle battery that is also virtually crash-proof — it sustains no damage in an accident. Even more, this is the first time ever that researchers have developed a method of mass-producing this type of lightweight fiber composite material for the battery’s casing.

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1 Comment

  1. caeman October 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    This is a fantastic development, a definite win for safety. I am curious what sort of damage it would sustain at highway speeds.

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