eMobility – What drives us further?
Drive forward eMobility.
Tightening CO2 regulations 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.
Whitepaper on flame retardant plastics: Discover our response to the challenging requirements of eMobility
The electric powertrain challenges plastics with new property requirements. The new powertrains demand a higher safety against electric malfunctions, which can cause the risk of an electric shock, the occurrence of electric arcs, and other potential sources of ignition. Special precautions have to be taken to increase electric vehicle safety and to prevent the ultimate worst-case scenario of a battery cell fire, a so-called thermal runaway. That is why flame-retardant polymer compounds should be considered as one of your choices for a safer electric powertrain.
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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, driving range, weight, safety and reliability of EVs have been further improved. 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.
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:
With its low conductivity GLYSANTIN® G22® ELECTRIFIED® 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.
GLYSANTIN® G22® ELECTRIFIED®
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® G22® ELECTRIFIED® comes as an alternative solution to nitrite, phosphate and borate-based products
1GLYSANTIN® G22® ELECTRIFIED® 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.
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.