Standards Map Outlines Better Safety Standards in EV Battery Storage, Handling

Last year’s fire in the bat­tery pack of a Chevro­let Volt after under­go­ing fed­er­al crash tests high­light­ed the need for rig­or­ous safe­ty stan­dards on the care and stor­age of lithi­um-ion bat­ter­ies. The Amer­i­can Nation­al Stan­dards Insti­tute has now issued a stan­dard­iza­tion road map intend­ed to iden­ti­fy gaps between man­u­fac­tur­er readi­ness and mar­ket imple­men­ta­tion. Bat­tery stor­age and han­dling are not­ed as major areas requir­ing near-term stan­dards.