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TANNA, Germany – The newly founded Battery Safety Organization (BATSO) is a project of ExtraEnergy e.V in cooperation with Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan and renowned testing organizations. Tim Schaefer from Nordhausen, Germany, has been appointed BATSO Project Manager by ExtraEnergy. BATSO stands for approved

New organization founded for Light Electric Vehicle Industry

TANNA, Germany – The newly founded ‘Battery Safety Organization’ (BATSO) is a project of ExtraEnergy e.V in cooperation with Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan and renowned testing organizations. Tim Schaefer from Nordhausen, Germany, has been appointed BATSO Project Manager by ExtraEnergy.

BATSO stands for approved safety of new battery technologies for Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs). Two BATSO testing laboratories have so far been established.

The creation of BATSO as a project and trade mark is the result of testing LEV batteries for many years. Initially, this happened in cooperation with Deutsche Post AG to find qualified lithium systems that would guarantee range of an electric bike for a full day of mail delivery service.

As Lithium batteries are rapidly becoming the dominant battery technology in Light Electric Vehicles, safety is a major issue. There are dangerous and very safe lithium systems available on the market. BATSO battery safety standard has been designed to provide manufacturers, importers, dealers and consumers reliable information on the safety and ecology of batteries.

BATSO organization has established two testing laboratories where batteries are tested according to the BATSO safety standards. One lab is located in Karlstein/Frankfurt in Germany, the other one in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

BATSO Project Manager
The new manager Tim Schaefer is expert on battery safety and transport of large lithium batteries. Schaefer worked at the German subsidiary of LTC Lithium Technology Corporation and GAIA Akkumulatorewerke (Nordhausen-Germany), for more than 10 years.

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