We have considerable experience in developing bespoke battery packs and battery management systems (BMS).
Our battery development is within automotive, commercial and military vehicle applications.
Battery technologies and their practical implementation are a crucial part of our research and development programme. Specifically, the anticipated pricing of the vehicle enforces the adaptation of new and advanced battery technologies to achieve both the vehicle performance and the cost targets. We works with all major cell types as particular technologies are more appropriate for different markets and applications. Types include:
- Lead acid
- Li-Ion technologies
- Metal air
We have applied its solutions to a number of applications:
- Parallel hybrid
- Series hybrid
- Range extended hybrid and electric vehicles
- Electric vehicles
The battery pack design needs to safely and securely contain and maintain the cells in a complex balance of demands. We utilise its significant whole vehicle skills to develop the optimum solution for the application and balance of these demands:
- Crash worthiness
- Electrical safety
- Functional safety
- Durability and reliability
Critical to the performance and reliability of the pack is the complex battery management system. Our expertise in cell control, thermal control and functional safety combined with advanced simulation techniques ensures accurate, safe and optimised control of the pack across the entire operating requirements.
Our extensive development capability is fully supported by a state of the art battery test facility. This facility offers battery pack, module and cell testing alongside full environmental simulation capability allowing an unprecedented level of simulated ‘real world’ testing on both single cells, clusters, modules and fully functioning prototypes.