Eltrium Ltd. are to be awarded funding as part of a £9.7mil grant by the UK government to lead a project developing ultra-fast charging cells and battery packs for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles (FCHEVs). These products will aim to address existing consumer concerns relating to the charging speeds of today’s EVs. The consortium includes BMW Group, bp, AMTE Power, Clas-SiC Wafer Fab Ltd and Sprint Power Technology Limited
Most importantly, Eltrium Ltd. are honoured to play an important role in taking vehicle electrification to a new level and making significant strides towards a greener planet.
Thank you Advanced Propulsion Centre UK for allowing us to embrace this amazing opportunity.
· Eltrium awarded funding to develop ultra-fast charging solutions for electric and fuel cell vehicles
· Next generation 800V ‘battery platform’ to deliver an 80% charge in just twelve minutes
· Project CELERITAS consortium to include BMW, bp, AMTE Power, Clas-SiC and Sprint Power
· Project a key part in UK government’s plan for zero tailpipe emissions by 2035; project begins in November
The consortium dynamics
Sprint Power will design and develop an 800V ‘battery platform’ for high performance and mass market EV and FCHEV applications that will integrate all system electronics and incorporate multiple charging protocols. Targeting BMW’s future battery specifications and requirements, the battery platform will bring together innovations from each partner, including rapid charging cell technology being developed by AMTE Power, bp’s thermal management and next generation EV fluid technology, 1200V silicon carbide switching devices from Clas-Sic, Eltrium’s advanced 800V manufacturing capabilities and Sprint Power’s own 800V DC-DC converter and battery management system (BMS) technologies.
The project will deliver two battery systems, one for BEV applications and one for hybrid applications. The systems will include an integrated 800V to 14V DCDC converter, an 800V BMS and multiple charging interfaces that will include provision for wireless charging in the future. The platform architecture will be suitable for applications in multiple sectors, further opening the potential to service applications ranging from commercial vehicles and energy storage systems to the marine, off-highway, rail and aerospace sectors.
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