It's being learned the hard way that the top three priorities of developing electric vehicles are: 1) safety, 2) safety and 3) (you guessed it) safety. In 2020, there was a great emphasis on EV fires as manufacturers like Hyundai and GM had to recall nearly 100,000 vehicles each, with estimated recall costs surpassing $2.8 billion. Advanced thermal management & materials is paramount for the safe operation and improved lifetime of critical powertrain technologies, such as batteries, motors and power electronics.
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