Battery Safety Organization
First BATSO certification

The Suzhou Phylion Battery Co. was awarded China’s first Battery Safety Standards and Certification Organization, BATSO certificate in March 2010 by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland Group.


First BATSO Technical Committee Meeting held in Shenzhen

On March 22-23, 2010 the first BATSO Technical Committee Meeting was held in Shenzhen, China. About 40 international participants visited the TÜV Rheinland Battery Testing Center and in-depth discussed further steps in battery safety testing as well as amendments to the BATSO 01 manual.


Bicycle Manufacturers aware of Safety Regulations for Lithium Batteries?

In the occation of Eurobike 2009 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, BATSO projekt manager Tim Schaefer gave an overview of safety issues in the electric mobility field. He especially referred to pedelecs, e-bikes, and green cars.


BATSO - Big Topic in Taipei in March 2009

The BATSO program in Taiwan includes a presentation at LEV Conference, a contact center, and information sessions during Taipei Cycle Show.


Breakthrough for BATSO 01: TUV Rheinland Runs New BATSO Testing Lab

TÜV Rheinland Group China has established a testing service for LEV batteries in South China. Tests for lithium batteries according to the BATSO 01 standard are performed at the new battery laboratory in Shenzhen. In Europe there are also a few qualified testing houses. The conditions of a large-scale electric scooter project in Taiwan are based on the BATSO 01 Manual.


Workshop in Nuremberg: BATSO-01 Premiere

On Nov 13, 2007, during a workshop for engineers, the BATSO testing standards for battery safety were discussed. Representatives of the international LEV industry showed a clear interest to join the Technical Committee and define the testing standards.


BATSO 01 Manual to be Completed Soon

The 7th Meeting of the BATSO Working Group was held at ITRI Institute in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on October 25, 2007. The participants announced that they will soon complete the “BATSO 01 Manual for Evaluation of Energy Systems for Light Electric Vehicles (LEV)”.


Tim Schaefer is BATSO Project Manager

Tim Schaefer, expert on safety and transport of lithium batteries, has been appointed Project Manager of Battery Safety Organization BATSO. He left GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke where he served as Company Secretary.


BATSO 01 Manual Released

With the release of BATSO 01 Manual on March 18, 2008 in Hsinchu, the BATSO project has reached an important milestone on the way towards safer batteries used in light electric vehicles. BATSO was a major topic at LEV Conference and Workshops in Taipei and Hsinchu on March 15 - 19, 2008.