Kulr targets drone battery pack market

Kulr targets drone battery pack market

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By Nick Flaherty

The Kulr battery pack incorporates an inherently safe and lighter battery with advanced chemistry and thermal management technology. This is based on the company’s experience in carbon fibre materials for thermal management and battery safety that has been used in space systems.

Additional smart battery features of the drone battery pack include monitoring of battery state at the cell level and pack level, visible warning indicators, battery capacity indicators, balancing of charge control, anti-spark connectors, maintenance of battery condition history which is accessible via CAN/SMBus communication, and most importantly thermal runaway and battery fire mitigation.

Kulr’s initial drone battery pack platform will service the high performance market at a retail price between $450 to $550 with a battery pack for mid to moderate performance markets expected to soon follow.

The company recently secured a global commercial drone manufacturer as a customer and expects to secure additional customers in the second half of 2021. This is the first step in a strategy to target adjacent markets to its established battery safety and thermal management products. It intends to expand into additional e-mobility markets in the coming year. 

“Kulr [is] building the organization to prepare for entry into mass production markets. As such, we hired a very experienced VP of Operations and announced our move into a facility with four times the manufacturing floor space.  These steps were taken in support of delivering the first of KULR’s EV Battery Pack platform,” said Keith Cochran, president and COO of Kulr. “We targeted markets that are adjacent and complimentary to KULR’s established battery safety and thermal management products. The first market in our scope is commercial drones. However, we intend to expand rapidly into other markets.”

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