As Electric Vehicles (EVs) continue to rise in popularity with consumers, so will the expectations. Before there is proper electric vehicle charging infrastructure in place, consumer adoption of electric vehicles will be based heavily on vehicle range and safety.
For OEMs, a strong focus is being put on finding ways to reduce energy usage in EVs to extend range. Automotive battery technology innovations are a key solution to questions of low vehicle range.
At Gentherm, our Battery Performance Solutions division (BPS) is developing integrated Thermoelectric Battery Thermal Management solutions and Cell Connecting Systems that provides enhanced cooling and battery temperature monitoring to avoid critical temperature ranges, thus slowing your battery’s aging process.
In October of 2021, we announced a partnership with Datang NXP Semiconductors to develop a new cell connection system, integrating the electronics for the battery module control for the global automotive market. This first-of-its-kind cell connection system will combine the single-cell monitoring integrated circuit (IC) and Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) of Datang NXP Semiconductors with the proprietary design of Gentherm’s Cell Connecting Systems – a foil-based conductor made by a unique Mechanical Structuring Process (MSP), that replaces complex sensor cable harnesses.
“We see this partnership as an important milestone that will greatly impact the automotive electric vehicle (EV) industry and adjacent markets.”
The combination of both technologies provides a battery cell monitoring solution that enables visibility to battery monitoring software and systems, paving the way for significant advances in electric vehicle (EV) battery performance, safety, longevity and improved user feedback.
Commenting on the partnership announcement, Thomas Stocker, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Interiors and Battery Performance Solutions for Gentherm stated, “We see this partnership as an important milestone that will greatly impact the automotive electric vehicle (EV) industry and adjacent markets.”
Through global partnerships and our battery performance solutions technology, Gentherm is focused on improving battery performance to increase vehicle safety and range to provide value for both the customer and end consumer.