BYD Shark PHEV - transparent vehicle showing driveline

Not many details around the BYD Shark PHEV, but worth sharing what we know. The image shows a rectangular battery pack, typical of the BYD Blade design. This uniform shape keeps the cost low, but will challenge the packaging of the driveline and in particular propshafts. A north-south configured 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and … Read more

Benchmarking Battery Pack Volume

BYD Seal battery pack scaled to estimate dimensions

Benchmarking battery pack volume is difficult as not many manufacturers give you a volume or even basic dimensions. This means we have to hunt for the data. Metrics In some cases manufacturers make a claim for the pack volumetric energy density. If you know the total energy the volume is easy to calculate: Scaling Sometimes … Read more

Genuine P45B Tests

Molicel P45B testing

Initial tests of the Molicel P45B 21700 cells. By Stéphane Melançon, Melstronic Conditions: Measured with calibrated precision class 0.01 instruments for rated capacity measurement STANDARD at C/5 …. and more. All measurement including recharge were made using 4 wire (Kelvin) connections for top accuracy. 2 samples were tested: At C/5 At 1C : At 2C : … Read more

Cybertruck 48V Auxiliary Battery vs. 12V & 16V

Tesla Cybertruck

Recently, Caresoft did a video with the Autoline Network Youtube channel regarding Tesla’s design evolution, in this video they also discuss & compare various low voltage batteries i.e. auxiliary batteries from various vehicles. So let’s discuss the interesting insights shared there. 12V Ford Bronco: The Ford Bronco battery is a lead-acid 23kg(50 pounds) battery, we … Read more

Cybertruck Battery Pack Structural Analysis

The Munro Live Youtube channel tore down a Cybertruck vehicle below are some insights and highlights for the vehicle’s battery pack. The Cybertruck battery pack uses Tesla’s 2nd generation 4680 form factor cells and the battery pack also is a structural element of the vehicle. The seats are directly attached to the battery pack which … Read more