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eMobility – What drives us further?

Drive forward eMobility.

Tightening COregula­tions and rising air pollu­tion in megacities trigger an increase of alternative powertrain vehicles. In addition to improving cars with combustion engines, chemistry is also making a major contribution to the electrified vehicle market. From the charging column to the cable and the plug, from the wiring to the battery inside the car – we create materials and technologies for future powertrain concepts.

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What you can expect from us as strong partner for eMobility:

  • Comprehensive technology ​know-how

  • Customized and off-the-shelf solutions

  • Strong market presence with operations in all regions

  • Deep market knowledge and unparalleled industry network

  • Interconnections in the new ​dynamic value chain for eMobility vehicles

  • Commitment to sustainable development and a responsible global supply chain

  • Innovation oriented market approach based on strong R&D infrastructure and open-mindedness

Innovations by BASF will help to make electric vehicles a practical reality for everyone

We believe electromobility, combined with renewable energy, is key to sustainable mobility. The key to the success of electromobility will be how quickly the performance, capacity, weight, safety, reliability and above all these, the manufacturing costs and economic efficiency of the battery systems can be further improved. For the dynamic market of electric and hybrid vehicles, BASF invests in its production of cathode active materials and expands its range of engineering plastics and polyurethane systems, functional coatings as well as fuels and lubricants.

 
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BASF drives innovations for electrification.

 

Curious on which automotive solutions drive you forward?

Explore here our solutions for eMobility by clicking on "Powertrain & Charging Infrastructure"

Interested in BASF’s solutions for the battery pack? 

The electric vehicle market continues to grow due in large part to the advancement in battery technologies. Explore our solutions for the battery back and see how BASF materials help shape the future of eMobility. Our visualizer offers an overview of the diverse BASF automotive portfolio for this car component. 

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Get electrified: Watch our video on how BASF advances materials that power today's electric vehicles and develops next-gen technology to meet anticipated needs of the global battery market. 

Solutions for eMobility:

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With its low conductivity GLYSANTIN® ELECTRIFIED™ G22 maintains low and stable currents when exposed to a voltage source. This translates into low fluid decomposition, low generation of hydrogen, and low self-discharge, making it a safety optimized product for battery electric vehicles.

 

Enabling a cool future electromobility

Many current GLYSANTIN® coolant products are already used to ensure the coolness of electric vehicles in the market and - even more importantly - on the road. Yet, with ongoing developments and evolvement of electric vehicles of the future, the requirements towards a high-performance cooling solution are also shifting.

Innovating for new paths, while being ready for future mobility, BASF is therefore developing a product family, labeled GLYSANTIN® ELECTRIFIED™, for electric vehicle (EV) applications to meet and exceed all essential requirements in safety, performance and lifetime of the associated powertrain technologies.

Benefits

GLYSANTIN® ELECTRIFIEDTM G22

  • Marks the first product of this new generation of electric vehicle coolants (e-coolants). It is BASF’s first low conductivity ready-to-use coolant for indirect cooling1 of electric vehicles based on ethylene glycol. The product also contains a corrosion inhibitor package based on organic salts (OAT) and silicate to provide the renowned GLYSANTIN® protection. GLYSANTIN® ELECTRIFIED™ G22 comes as an alternative solution to nitrite, phosphate and borate-based products

     

    1GLYSANTIN® ELECTRIFIED™ G22 is intended for indirect cooling applications only. Do not use in immersion cooling applications

     

  • Protects the battery cooling system, electric engine and power electronics against corrosion, overheating and frost

     

  • Effectively protects the battery cooling system with its vital parts such as the cooling plate and channels, the heat sink, the chiller, the radiator, the water pump and the heater core against corrosion and deposits

     

  • Is specifically designed to achieve effective prevention of corrosion in a broad temperature window while maintaining low conductivity levels. It provides good passivation in the low temperature coolant circuits (battery operation) but also at high temperatures (internal combustion engine, battery charging)

Almost every aspect of eMobility is impacted by chemistry starting with the cathode and anode materials and electrolytes needed to optimize battery performance.

Our diverse portfolio of performance materials that includes engineering plastics, epoxy systems and polyurethanes can be used to create a variety of high quality and sustainable components including battery pack housings, cell frames, cables, connectors and charging stations.

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BASF’s broad battery materials portfolio includes advanced cathode active materials and high-performance anode binders for lithium-ion batteries. Cathode materials cover Nickel Cobalt Aluminum (NCA) oxides and Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) oxides, which play a key role in determining battery performance, energy density, service life and safety. Our anode binder series is suitable for pure graphite as well as silicon-containing anodes and enables higher capacity, increased number of charge / discharge cycles and reduced charging times. Our global research set-up and global battery materials business enable us to provide a broad expertise to our customers in the development of new battery materials. BASF is committed to serving the lithium-ion battery industry with materials, innovations and technologies that can bring battery performance of end applications such as full electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles to the next level.

The polyamide Ultramid® is convincing thanks to its extensive profile: good thermal and chemical resistance, dynamic strength, toughness and good long-term service properties.

 

With Ultramid® A3EG7 EQ, a material is available that is ideally suited for sensitive applications in the electrical industry due to its special purity requirements.

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Interested in eMobility trends and stories?