Yes, a smaller electric car could accommodate a BYD Blade Battery. The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets an EPA range of 259 miles (417 km) from a 66 kWh battery whose size is 285 L and weighs 430 kg. Given the high weight of the 77 kWh BYD Blade Battery, the 65 kWh version would be more suited for the Chevrolet Bolt EV. It would have an EPA range around 250 miles (402 km), but with a good TMS the LFP battery could be fast charged from 0 to 80 % in less than 30 minutes. Moreover, with 80 euros per kWh at the battery pack level, the battery would cost 5.200 euros. The BYD cobalt-free Blade Battery helps the BYD Han EV to be great electric car and so far it’s the best alternative to the Tesla Model S.
The BYD Blade Cell to Module-Free Battery Packcould be fhe Next-Generation Battery Pack Design. Although the Blade Battery shows a lot of promise, the blade geometry is not perfect . For example, the Blade Battery has a challenging manufacturing process. With an electrode roll dimension larger than 500 mm, roll-to-roll alignment and lamination and quality control will be very difficult. Manufacturing inconsistencies in the cells could blunt many of the advantages of this CTP design. This module-free design is also not the only option for CTP. Another popular solution involves substituting traditional smaller modules with larger ones. CATL and SVOLT, among others, have chosen this path.Using large modules can save weight and volume by reducing the number of inactive connectors between modules. CTP technology seeks to improve energy density by reducing the weight and volume of the inactive materials, such as module shells and connectors. BYD’s Blade Battery design explored a bold CTP concept through its module-free pack. High quality control in materials and cell manufacturing, however, remain critical prerequisites of CTP.