International Abuse of Regulations and Testing Standards for Lithium Ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles: An OpinionAuthor(s): Amelia Hawking
Lithium ion batteries are a tried-and-true technology for automotive applications, and their inclusion in the future fleet of electric vehicles is unavoidable. Battery safety, in addition to battery efficiency and longevity, is critical for ensuring confidence and widespread adoption of electro mobility in our society. This opinion aims to fed light on abuse of regulations and testing standards for lithium ion batteries in electric vehicles. The replacement of conventional Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) based on fossil fuels by "greener" and more powerful alternatives is a major driving force for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. In this sense, various policy initiatives are being implemented around the world to further promote the production and acceptance of alternative fuel.