EV battery pack manufacturer IONETIC has launched its new design platform, which can reduce the time and money spent by automotive manufacturers in supplying electric vehicle to customers.
EV battery packs are expensive and in-demand
The manufacturing of battery packs for EVs is expensive and time-consuming, especially as demand for EVs increases and supply chains remain unpredictable.
IONETIC has worked to solve such problems with its newest software-based platform that can increase energy density by 30% and pack volume by up to 120%.
The start-up can now produce a battery pack design in just a few days.
EV battery manufacturing to increase
IONETIC plans to open its first battery manufacturing factory in the UK in 2023. The team knows that there are many stages needed to get a battery pack into production and that automation manufacturers need to deeply consider the requirements, from system designs to homologation and vehicle integration.
"These stages are often done by different companies, which can lead to a costly, fragmented process,” explains James Eaton, CEO and Co-Founder of IONETIC. “At IONETIC we facilitate all these stages, simplifying the process and reducing the cost for EV OEMs. We’re currently focusing on niche automotive companies in the UK and Europe. They typically make less than 10,000 vehicles per year, so probably don’t meet the minimum order quantities of large global battery pack suppliers, or can’t meet their high design fees. These niche vehicle-makers are the unsung heroes that keep society functioning. Trucks, buses, construction vehicles, service vehicles and emergency vehicles all need to electrify in the next decade. We’re also in talks with iconic car brands and sports car manufacturers. Gigafactories are mainly catering for mass-produced cars. There’s a risk that some of these niche, historic car brands might not survive electrification unless companies such as IONETIC address their specific needs.”
Dr. Monica Marinescu, Co-Founder of IONETIC, knows that the EV battery sector will expand 15-30% annually over the next decade and the opportunity for IONETIC is huge.
“At a time when competition in this space is stronger than ever, it is crucial automotive companies pursue battery technologies that provide a balance between performance, cost reduction and resource optimisation,” said Marinescu. “Our battery solution is the product of a diverse team of battery scientists, educated and trained at Imperial College, one of the world's leading universities. We leverage the latest, state-of-the-art technologies to help businesses transition to electric mobility.”
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