New Dehi:Service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry, FEV and ProLogium Technology, a battery technology company on Thursday signed an MOU to cooperate in the development of solid-state battery systems. Both parties are leveraging their expertise to jointly develop energy storage systems based on ProLogium’s unique solid-state batteries (SSBs) technology.
Under the MOU, FEV – a globally leading engineering service provider – and ProLogium will focus their joint efforts on battery system development for customers, sales activities and cell/module verification based on ProLogium’s solid-state battery technology.
SSBs are a suitable energy storage alternative with particularly high energy density for a wide range of applications, such as the transportation sector.
“As a technology-open development service provider, we are working on solid-state battery solutions in the field of e-mobility. With ProLogium, we have been able to gain a renowned cell manufacturer as a partner in this area who is a leader in SSB technology,” said Prof. Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO, FEV Group. “ProLogium ideally complements our 360-degree battery development.”
The tailor-made design and integration of FEV’s battery systems consider the battery management system as well as cells, modules and packs. Depending on the application, the company offers solutions with high specific power density or high energy density.
“Our recent agreement with FEV reflects the continued development of ProLogium and our global business strategy,” said Vincent Yang, CEO and founder, ProLogium Technology. “Our collaboration will help the automotive industry achieve innovative, clean and efficient energy consumption of electrified vehicles faster.”
Demands on BEV batteries strongly increase in terms of safety, energy density, costs and lifetime. Solid-state batteries are among the most promising technologies to offer advantages over lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes, which are mostly used in e-mobility. In addition, SSBs impress with an extra mileage advantage because of their lighter weight and smaller volume for the same capacity.
“To get the most out of this technology, the core competencies deal with cell development, but also with the integration at the pack level and the algorithms for controlling the technology. Otherwise, advantages in terms of energy density, service life and safety could only be partially realized,” said Pischinger.