Task 21, Accelerated Ageing Testing for Li-ion Batteries, begins

July 20, 2012 11:33 AM
Li-ion battery testing.
© Photo courtesy of SK Innovation.

The IA-HEV Executive Committee unanimously approved this new Task in May 2012. The objective is to take an inventory of worldwide efforts used in the development and application of accelerated testing procedures for analyzing the ageing of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in various vehicle applications. The Task will also identify the expertise available in various laboratories in order to verify the compatibility of the different approaches. Finally, the Task aims to develop testing procedures that are harmonized between countries based on experimental evidence that could be accepted in different member states and regions.

Task 21 will be beneficial in establishing and consolidating international collaboration for Li-ion ageing testing. Inaugural members are Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. New members are welcome to join. Please contact  Mr. Mario Conte, Task 21 Operating Agent for more information.

Contributed By Mr. Mario Conte