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Tesla has patented a device that can improve EV battery safety after a collision. The safety of lithium-ion batteries in the event of a collision is frequently called into question, but Tesla is hoping to quell these concerns with their special “pyrotechnic disconnect” safety device. The patent states that their pyrotechnic disconnect can quickly sever all electrical connections between their battery pack and motors, which will reduce the risk of harm to occupants after an accident. This disconnect would need to interrupt a very large current using a housing with a combustion chamber inside and a pyrotechnic charge within. It’s not clear yet whether this patented technology will be licensed to other automakers, but it’s reassuring to see a carmaker taking proactive steps to ensure the safety of vehicle occupants and pedestrians alike. #omnilegalgroup #patent #Tesla