Overview

Batteries are a vital source of energy storage and portable energy that are used in an expanding array of applications — from mobile electronic devices to electric vehicles, transportation applications and stationary energy systems. As with other technologies, advances in batteries can bring about unintended consequences that create new safety risks. To drive progress in battery safety science, UL employs leading-edge failure and forensic analyses to assess the root causes of in-service battery failures. We also use computational modeling, factory and laboratory experiments, field data and materials science to help manufacturers ensure the safety of the batteries they make through the design, specifications, manufacturing and quality assurance processes.

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