The Fraunhofer Institute and partners have developed a traction battery with thermal storage capacity.
The Fraunhofer Institute and partners have developed a traction battery with thermal storage capacity.

The Fraunhofer Institute and partners have developed a traction battery with thermal storage capacity featuring a sandwich battery housing made of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP).

According to the institute, the composite can help insulate stored heat in the traction battery by preconditioning the temperature-sensitive battery cells in cold weather before the ride and to keep them at an optimum operating temperature.

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