Immersive cooling could unlock key TCO gains for EVs

OEMs and suppliers could use non-conductive fluids to prolong battery life and performance. By Jack Hunsley

Balancing battery temperature is critical for maximising its potential. If the battery’s too hot, its usable capacity can deteriorate too quickly. If it’s too cold, charging times and driving performance are hampered. How successfully the industry can walk this tightrope could be vital in bringing attractive electric vehicles (EVs) to market.

Thermal management in electric vehicles

Numerous cooling and heating solutions can tick some of the technical boxes required, but one in particular appears effective across the board: direct liquid immersive cooling.

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