Speeding innovation for industry
GRENOBLE, France – Dec. 6, 2018 – The standard multi-cell battery has had a critical makeover: No longer will the battery fail if a cell fails.
“Electric-powered transportation is booming, but the industry must solve several battery-management challenges,” said Philippe Despesse, senior engineer at CEA-Leti. “Currently, if one cell in a battery pack fails, it generates a fault on the whole pack. At best, this puts the battery pack out of service until it can be repaired. At worst, the battery is discarded. CEAswitched-cell technology will revolutionize batteries by lengthening their lifespans and reducing weight and size.”
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.