In addition to improvements of the electrolyte and separator, from the aspect of battery system protection, our Smart Thermal Liquid (STL) technology has a built-in passive protection system to ensure a non-flammable battery.
This cutting edge technology can be applied in different kinds of electrochemical systems, which significantly improves the safety level of lithium-ion batteries.
Microvast LpTO™ (Gen I) technology is built upon lithium titanate (LTO) chemistry, which is known for its outstanding electrochemical and safety performance, unmatched abuse tolerance, excellent capacity retention at extreme temperatures, while being considered the safest chemistry in the lithium-ion family.
Prior to Microvast technology, off-gassing of LTO batteries limited battery life to only a few hundred cycles. Since there is no volumetric change after lithium insertion, “zero strain” results in our batteries having an extremely long cycle life.
With years of intensive research, Microvast has successfully resolved the gassing issue. Microvast launched LpTO technology in 2009 and delivered it into commercial operation starting in 2011. Field performance data shows that after five years of heavy operation in full electric drive urban transit buses, LpTO batteries maintain substantially all of their initial energy capacity.