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Electric Vehicle Battery Basics


The THORS Electric Vehicle Battery Basics course explores the batteries that are used in electric vehicles to improve range and efficiency.
Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

The THORS Electric Vehicle Battery Basics course explores the batteries that are used in electric vehicles to improve range and efficiency. Empower yourself with the understanding of the components that make up a battery and battery-related concepts for electric vehicles. Explore the various types of batteries used in electric vehicles, how each one functions, and where the future trend is heading. This course provides a visually engaging learning experience that is measurable with pre-assessment and post-assessment quizzes.

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Who will benefit from this Electric Vehicle Batteries course?

Quality, manufacturing, engineering, designing, testing, purchasing, and sales function at organizations that require an understanding of the battery terminology, battery operation, and battery safety associated with electric vehicles.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Electric Vehicle Battery Basics

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Recall the different components used within a battery pack.
  2. Understand how the battery cell, battery module, and battery pack function.
  3. Recognize the electrical concepts related to the battery.
  4. Differentiate the air-cooled batteries from liquid-cooled batteries.
  5. Elaborate on each of the battery chemistry classifications.
  6. Remember the importance of battery safety, including thermal runaway and battery management.
  7. Interpret and understand the various battery concepts, such as state of health and power density, that influence battery performance.

Electricity from a battery pack processed and distributed in an electric vehicle

Electric Vehicle Battery Basics

Table of Contents

  1. Battery Terminology
    1. Battery Components
      1. Battery Cell
        1. Battery Cell Operation
        2. Battery Cell Connections
        3. Battery Cell Types
      2. Battery Module
        1. Interconnection Board
        2. Cold Plates
        3. Thermal Interface Material
      3. Battery Pack
        1. Pack Electronics
        2. Pack Electrical Systems
        3. Pack Enclosure
    2. Battery Concepts
      1. Capacity
      2. State of Health
      3. State of Charge
      4. Depth of Discharge
      5. Battery Charging
      6. Energy Density
      7. Power Density
      8. Electrical Isolation Methods
  2. Battery Operation and Safety
    1. Battery Operation
      1. Classification by Cooling
        1. Liquid-Cooled Batteries
        2. Air-Cooled Batteries
      2. Classification by Chemistry
        1. Lead-Acid Batteries
        2. Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
        3. Lithium-Ion Batteries
        4. Solid-State Batteries
    2. Battery Safety
      1. Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Concerns
      2. Thermal Runaway Concerns
      3. Battery Management System

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