Recurring fires in electric vehicle batteries: Scania shows the way to safety

Getting the battery right is the key to success in the electric vehicle (EV) business. Around the world, however, there is some skepticism towards EVs due to some unfortunate incidents of fire and battery explosions (in EVs). There is a general feeling that major car manufacturers are not showing adequate interest in the battery as they seem to outsource their manufacturing and research to third-party companies.

The big Swedish commercial vehicle company Scania (now part of the Volkswagen group) is, thankfully, proving to be different. The company based in Södertälje (near Stockholm) has set up a battery laboratory to physically test cells, modules and battery packs.

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