Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
Energy storage pioneer ElectronVault Inc. announced a new cloud-based service for electric vehicle manufacturers. The new Traction Battery DesignerSM reduces the time spent on traction battery system specification and production prototyping from many months to a few minutes. Once a system has been prototyped using Traction Battery Designer, manufacturers can expect a turnaround of 30 to 60 days for delivery of production units built to their specifications using the recently announced ElectronVault Series 1 line of traction battery modules.
Traction Battery Designer is a cloud-based application that quickly and easily provides electric vehicle manufacturers with complete specifications, cost calculations and delivery dates for production-ready traction battery systems. The application tailors battery traction systems to the operating parameters and constraints of particular vehicle development programs. To make the application available for a select group of manufacturers, ElectronVault is launching an early access program later this month, with general availability for global vehicle OEMs slated for July 2012.
ElectronVault is demonstrating its latest technology this week on booth #1123 at the International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS26) in Los Angeles.
“In order to speed past carbon-based transportation, the electric vehicle industry needs advanced solutions now. Traction Battery Designer will significantly cut product lead times and development costs,” said Linda Maepa, COO and co-founder of ElectronVault. “Our traction battery systems are designed for rapid deployment in the most demanding situations. And, by simplifying bill of materials and delivering high-yield processes, we cut manufacturing costs by up to 50 percent.”
Automotive designers use Traction Battery Designer to enter requirements such as vehicle weight, maximum speed and range, as well as controller operating parameters and limits to define a block diagram that describes the vehicle platform. The application then makes traction battery suggestions that leverage ElectronVault’s flexible Series 1 traction battery product line. Designers have the option to refine the characteristics of any traction battery, or define several variations, so the solutions meet the business and engineering requirements of the vehicle OEM. Users can also view complete specification sheets, which include unit cost and delivery lead times for budget and planning.
“Our traction battery systems have been proven to double energy storage utilization and increase vehicle range by as much as 43 percent in some applications,” said Rob Ferber, CEO and co-founder of ElectronVault. “Using Traction Battery Designer, our customers can gain these advantages quickly and tackle market opportunities faster.”
About ElectronVault Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, California, ElectronVault invents and licenses technologies that enable large-scale battery systems to be manufactured, sold and serviced at mass-market price targets. ElectronVault Battery System Platform™ technologies are used in electric vehicles (two-wheel, four-wheel and mass transit), as well as infrastructure (grid-tied and off-grid) energy storage applications. The company has electric vehicle and remote power battery systems deployed in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. http://www.electronvault.com — @electronvault