Workshop: Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage Systems
As part of World Energy Storage Day 2021, the Electrochemical Safety Research Institute conducted a workshop addressing a few different aspects related to battery fire safety in electric vehicles (EV) and stationary grid energy storage systems (ESS). In the past decade, the growth in the EV and ESS sectors has been exponential. The availability of various battery chemistries and the awareness in reducing the carbon footprint and increasing environmental cleanliness has led to the large investments in these two sectors. However, due to the nature of the battery chemistries being used, the challenges with respect to safety still exist.