Electric vehicles are arguably the biggest means to tackle pollution and help us get an edge in the battle against climate change, however, despite the numerous options available in the market, these vehicles have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. The EVs catching fires have given these vehicles a rather bad reputation.
Komaki’s latest solution will reduce the number of vehicles catching fire:
Komaki has introduced brand new fireproof batteries in India as part of its solution and starting next month, these will be integrated into all of the company’s electric vehicles. The brand offers a range of electric scooters along with a bunch of electric motorcycles in India.
The latest batteries use lithium-ion batteries but with a slight change. The brand has created a simple smartphone app to track the battery health of their EV and the application will alert end users and other dealers with respect to the battery condition when in use.
The brand claims that its new batteries have a configuration of lithium-ion phosphate(LiFEPO4), these batteries are much better than the current ones in terms of their fire-resistance capabilities. These battery cells’ iron content is the reason for the improved safety and the manufacturer claims that even in the worst of circumstances, the batteries are fire-proof in comparison to its competitors.
Komaki is also looking to reduce the number of cells in the battery pack by a third in order to make them less fire-resistant, with lesser cells, the amount of heat buildup in the battery will be less.
The brand also claims that its batteries have a much better life cycle of 2500-3000 in comparison to the NMC(Nickel, Manganese, and Cobalt) batteries’ standard 800 life cycle.
With fewer parts, it also makes it easier for the original equipment makers to fix the batteries in one place which lessens the likelihood of battery damage during transit periods to and from repair facilities.
The battery cells are balanced every few seconds by an innovative active balancing mechanism, the application has the ability to analyze 250 batteries in real-time as per business execs. The company claims that the LiFePO4 battery can go over 300 miles on a single charge and looking at what the competition has to offer, 18-KM on a single charge for the Komaki SE and the TN95 will suffice in the real world. Once we see these batteries function only can we tell if they are truly efficient or not?