Thermal design of electric wheel integrated with hybrid battery pack
This project will integrate normal temperature battery (NTB) that is cheap but only can discharge above-20?, and low temperature battery (LTB) that is expensive but can work at -40? into an insulated housing with a smart hybrid battery management system. And a heat pipe with design trigger temperature will be integrated to the housing to prevent overheating of NTB, which will ensure the hybrid battery can work properly in both hot and cold environment. The partner, a lithium ion battery supplier, will increase its battery application in Canada by widening the working temperature range with a acceptable cost.