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BYD’s Batteries Power More Than Their Own EVs

Here are seven EV makers that use BYD’s battery technology to power their vehicles.

Jake Hertz

March 11, 2024

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Amongst the many players in the electric vehicle (EV) battery industry, BYD (Build Your Dreams) has emerged as a dominant force. Founded in 1995 as a rechargeable battery company, BYD has evolved into a comprehensive energy solution provider, encompassing EVs, battery storage, and other renewable energy technologies.

The core of BYD's dominance in the EV battery market lies in its proprietary Blade battery technology. Unveiled in 2020, the Blade battery represents arguably the industry’s most advanced, commercialized lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery design and performance. This technology stands out for its unique cell arrangement, which improves space utilization by 50% and enhances a battery pack’s overall energy density, safety, and longevity as compared to conventional LFP and lithium-ion batteries.

Safety first

Safety is a also paramount feature of the Blade battery, addressing one of the critical concerns in EV adoption. Traditional lithium-ion batteries can pose fire risks due to thermal runaway under extreme conditions. However, Blades’ LFP chemistry offers unmatched levels of inherent safety. During rigorous testing, including overcharging by 260%, heating to 300C, and puncture and bending tests, the Blade battery exhibited no flames or explosions. This resilience is attributed to the battery's structure and the stable chemical composition of LFP, which significantly reduces the risk of fire and enhances the overall safety of BYD's EVs.

With such great technology, it's clear why so many electric vehicle manufacturers are lining up to integrate Blade into their vehicles. In this piece, we’ll take a look at which EV manufacturers source batteries from BYD.

About the Author(s)

Jake Hertz

Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries. 

As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.

As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.

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