The demand of environmental and sustainable thinking, concerning global warming,
has not surpassed the car industry, which have started to develop the electric vehicle.
When developing this new type of vehicle, new issues regarding passive safety arise.
The battery and related technology implemented in the electric vehicle, has to be
made safe for the occupants. This report provides an in‐depth investigation of the
structural behaviour in electric vehicles, from a passive safety perspective. By
researching state of the art technologies within the electric vehicle area, including
batteries, battery placement, battery safety, sensors and upcoming technologies, this
report gives conclusions and recommendations for different safety solutions, which
could be implemented in future electric vehicles.
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