Battery testing facility for E-mobility and energy storage


A new battery prototype-and-test facility has been launched to manufacture modular battery packs for all forms of e-mobility.

The new site in UK will enable TAE Power Solutions to operate a groundbreaking new battery prototype-and-test facility, on its path to manufacturing modular battery packs for all forms of e-mobility including cars, trucks, buses, and rail.

TAE Power Solutions is delivering a first-of-its-kind technology to fundamentally improve the efficiency, reliability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness of electric-powered products across e-mobility, battery energy storage systems, fast charging and second life applications.

The company’s proprietary ACi technology platform is derived from fusion research and integrates low-cost converters and control systems. The platform enables intelligent control of the battery system at the module level, in order to deliver precision control and unlock the full potential of the battery – a foundational step toward mass adoption of electric vehicles and deployment of intermittent renewable energy as dispatchable power.

“The most important – and expensive – part of an EV is the battery,” said Kedar Munipella, CEO of TAE Power Solutions. “The battery testing begun by TAE Power Solutions at the BCIMO facility is focused on boosting performance and delivering electric powertrains that are more efficient, reliable, elegant, and sustainable.”

TAE Power Solutions is currently developing partnerships for rapid commercialisation in the e-mobility market to extend range, efficiency, performance, and faster charging of electric vehicles, as well as for deployment of stationary energy storage in residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-scale electrical grid applications.

 “We’re delighted to be expanding our operations further in the UK, and excited to be onsite at BCIMO’s world-class research centre, surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurial businesses,” Richard Moore, general manager for eMobility at TAE Power Solutions, said. “This is a critical next step of our UK operations because it provides physical validation of our new intellectual property. It will also bring significant engineering and manufacturing opportunities to the area and will be instrumental to our goal of bringing innovative power management solutions to market beginning in 2024.” 

Leasing the new site from BCIMO, a not-for-profit company behind the new state-of-the-art research and development facility, TAE Power Solutions’ new workshop facility provides an essential capability for building and testing the company’s revolutionary new technology in order to prove out the system’s capabilities.

 “At BCIMO we are at the outset of a journey to lead in areas of transport innovation and so we’re thrilled that TAE Power Solutions has chosen our unique national research facility to bring its innovative energy storage, electric mobility, fast charging, and grid efficiency technologies to market,” Neil Fulton, BCIMO’s CEO, said. “They will be in good company here in Dudley, surrounded by other forward-thinking, innovative businesses.”

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