Wrap Your EV in Comfort: The Cool EV Blanket That's All About Battery Love

by AutoExpert   |  29 November, 2023

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Let's talk about something super cool and kind of quirky that's hitting the electric car world. You know how we're always fussing about our car batteries, especially when the weather's doing its wild mood swings? Well, get this: there’s now a blanket for your car. Yep, a blanket!

Picture this: It’s a blistering hot day, or maybe one of those nose-nipping cold ones, and there's your precious electric car, just sitting outside. We all know those extreme temps can make our car batteries go a bit wonky. They like it cozy, you know? Not too hot, not too cold.

Most EVs have built-in gizmos to keep the battery temp just right when you're cruising around. But when your car's just hanging out, parked? That's where this genius blanket comes into play.

EV Blanket

Developed by some smart folks over at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, led by a guy named Kehang Cui, this blanket's like a personal climate control for your car's battery. It’s made with some high-tech materials. One side reflects all that harsh sun and heat, while the other side traps warmth when it's cold. The result? Your car stays cooler on hot days and warmer when it’s cold.

Now, why's this a big deal? Because keeping your battery in that perfect temp range means better performance and possibly a longer life. It's like giving your battery a little hug every day.

The researchers are still crunching numbers to see how much better your battery life could get and what it'll cost. But it's pretty exciting to think about, right?

And it's not just cars. Imagine using this for your home battery system or even in buildings. It's all about smart energy use and keeping things sustainable.

So, keep your eyes peeled for this cool car blanket. It might just be the next big thing in keeping our EVs happy and healthy. Until then, keep loving your ride and stay cool (or warm) out there!

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