Battery benchmarking index offers ‘missing link’ for product makers

Battery benchmarking index offers ‘missing link’ for product makers

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By Rich Pell

The Battery Index is designed to provide data-backed insights into cell performance needed to evaluate and select the optimal batteries in aviation, aerospace, electric vehicle, industrial, medical, power tools, and stationary. As the battery industry rapidly expands, device makers are struggling to rapidly qualify new chemistries and cell suppliers in order to maintain a competitive performance advantage, say the companies.

“Evaluation and selection processes that used to take several months can now be done in a matter of days,” says Tal Sholklapper, Voltaiq CEO and co-founder. “The Battery Index provides information and insights not previously available to product engineers. This is the first comprehensive source of data-based assessment of how well and safely a battery will perform.”

This commercial Battery Index includes incoming and aging test data, teardowns and models – the key components needed to qualify new suppliers or benchmark against the competition. The database will be delivered through Voltaiq’s Enterprise Battery Intelligence (“EBI”) software platform as a standalone independent service.

“Given the rapid pace of new battery development, device makers are struggling to quickly develop accurate cell models and to reliably quantify battery cell performance and composition,” says Jan Richter, Batemo CEO and co-founder. “We’re excited to bring the industry’s most accurate cell data and models to market as part of The Battery Index to help OEMs quickly integrate the best batteries into their products.”

Use cases include:

  • Benchmarking for comparative analysis;
  • Procurement and vendor selection as supply chains diversify;
  • Model input for controls, system, operations and warranty development; and
  • Supplement for in-house qualification and modeling

Cindy Millsaps, CEO of Energy Assurance adds, “We’ve seen a need for this service from the full gamut of battery-powered use cases from IoT devices and AR/VR to EVs and next generation eVTOL.”

The Battery Index offers a repeatable process capable of meeting the industry’s most robust test and modeling standards, in a broad and diversified cell database coupled with industry leading battery analytics, enabling customer organizations to remain agile with regards to battery sourcing as the industry undergoes rapid change driven by electric vehicle adoption.

Energy Assurance

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