EV Battery Safety: Exploring Electric Vehicle Battery Failure Mechanisms, Testing Methods & Standards

Exponent Presents at SAE International WCX™ in Detroit, Michigan

April 18 - 20, 2023
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As the battery is the most essential component of an electric vehicle, a lot of research and analysis has been focused on ensuring EV battery safety and reliability. Manufacturing high-quality batteries demands precise and rigorous safety testing, which is critical to the overall quality of the vehicle. 

Join Exponent's Electrical Engineering & Computer Science experts for their presentation on EV battery failure mechanisms, as well as safety and abuse testing methods and standards at the 2023 SAE International WCX™ World Congress Experience. More details below.

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Speaker Presentation

"Electric Vehicle Battery Safety and Compliance: Fatigue Analysis & Design - Part 1 (Session Code M200) Track"

TUESDAY, APRIL 18 | 4:00 P.M. (edt)

Though few industry standards for EV battery safety compliance testing exist across original equipment manufacturers, EV batteries must be designed with an in-built safety infrastructure for realistic abuse scenarios such as fire exposure, mechanical vibration, collisions, over-charging, single cell failures, and others. Learn about various EV battery failure mechanisms, current safety and abuse testing methods and standards, and the need for developing and implementing additional testing standards to better characterize the safety performance of EV battery packs. 

Exponent speakers: Sneha Lele, Ph.D., P.E., Managing Engineer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Kyle Murray, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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By harnessing emerging technologies focused on evolving EV battery pack safety, stakeholders can not only advance consumer safety goals but help ensure compliance with critical, fast-evolving regulatory oversight.


Move into the fast lane of mobility industry developments, research, and technology at SAE International's WCX™ World Congress Experience. With a focus on emission reduction and safety, participants will be part of critical discussions shaping a rapidly changing industry. The event will also feature over 25 hours of presentations and panels on energy storage systems and solutions for a range of automotive battery issues.

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Register now for the 2023 SAE International WCX™ World Congress Experience.


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