500- Word Summary of Article About Improving Safety and Performance Testing for EV Batteries

To: Professor Ellis
From: Mohammed Sakib Islam
Date: 10/06/2021
Subject: 500- Word Summary of Article About Improving Safety and Performance Testing for EV Batteries

Below is a 500-word summary of a peer-reviewed article about improving safety and performance testing for EV batteries. While creating an electric vehicle that is functional, safe, and durable, battery technology can be considered as the first important thing to keep in mind. This technology will be required in the coming period to help Europe transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. To ensure the protection and sustainability of European customers, the Government and The Industry should compose a list of procedures for inspections so that any oversight can be rectified. Testing a certain battery pack before the initiation into the market and making sure it needs no alteration which could have an impact on customers is a crucial step to follow. Tests such as Performance, endurance, reliance, and abuse tests are done on the batteries to ensure if a battery pack can be hazardous to customers and are done in controlled environments so that further improvements can be done before deployment into the market. According to the authors, “Given that EVs have been prioritized as a ‘green’ solution to decarbonize Europe’s transport sector, it is also important for pre commercialisation tests to measure their environmental impact over their entire lifecycle” [1, p. 2].

Test procedures established to a certain standard at the international level may be subject to evaluation by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Some examples of IEC and ISO standards are given to give a brief specification of the need for battery testing such as IEC 626601, 2; IEC 61982; IEC 624853; ISO 64691, 2, 3; ISO 124051, 2, 3; Both EUROBAT and JRCIET share the same belief that if all batteries are manufactured to a certain set of global standards before they are assembled into an EV for safety. To raise awareness at the international and national level, EUROBAT has collaborated with EU institutes, and they even participate in official meetings between European and Chinese regulators to raise awareness. their security awareness. EUROBAT and JRCIET have concluded a memorandum of understanding demonstrating their cooperation in the study of battery performance tests and evaluations as well as regulations for clean and efficient batteries and safe electricity storage particularly for transport. Cooperation from mutual partners offers a favorable opportunity to resolve issues during battery testing to ensure that issues can be resolved during BESTEST battery testing activities. The BESTEST activity aims to strengthen the relationship between JRCIET and relevant European industries and their representative associations. EUROBAT and JRCIET understand that such cooperation can pave the way for a better future for Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy as well as a much better relationship between the United States and Europe regarding the safety of batteries in electric vehicles prior to their market deployment.


[1]       A. Westgeest and L. Brett, “Improving safety and performance testing for EV batteries,” 2013 World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS27), 2013, pp. 1-4, doi:10.1109/EVS.2013.6914940

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