Electric Vehicles on the Move
Continued advancement of lithium-ion (li-ion) battery technology is making fully battery operated electric vehicles an increasingly more attractive option for today’s automotive consumers. Lighter and more affordable than previous versions, next-generation li-ion batteries are more powerful and reliable than ever before, allowing a longer range between charges and providing drivers with a low emission alternative at a reasonable price point. These new li-ion capabilities have resulted in higher power and energy densities, requiring comprehensive thermal management for reliable, long-term operation and performance. Overheating of the lithium-ion cells could lead to work life degradation or dire safety issues. These realities are why today’s top automotive companies are integrating Henkel’s thermal interface materials throughout the battery structure – from the cell to the module to the battery pack. Our BERGQUIST brand thermal solutions – which include GAP PADs, GAP FILLERs and LIQUI-BOND – are enabling the thermal management required for a cool, safe, energy-efficient journey.