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John O | August 2018

U.K. partnership seeks to improve battery storage systems for heavy-duty vehicles


By Josh Perry, Editor
jperry@coolingzone.com

 

Avid Technology (Northumberland, U.K.) has teamed up with Caterpillar UK and Imperial College London on a £2.8 million project to develop a new, more efficient battery storage system that can be used with electric machinery.

 


A new collaboration will seek to improve battery life in electric, heavy-duty vehicles. (Wikimedia Commons)

 

According to a report posted on the Avid website, this project is partly funded by Innovate UK’s Faraday Challenge Industrial Strategy Fund and is determined to meet the demand for a longer life cycle in batteries being used in heavy-duty electric or hybrid machinery.

 

Avid has expertise in designing power electronics and motors for electric vehicles, robotics, and aerospace and will utilize new simulation techniques to demonstrate an integrated powertrain that is commercially-viable for this sector.

 

In the report, Avid managing director Ryan Maughan said, ““In recent years there have been major advances in energy storage driven in part by the boom in the automotive sector for electric and hybrid passenger cars. This has resulted in huge improvements in energy density and, crucially, cost.

 

“However the emissions and environmental impact of heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks, buses, and construction machinery are far greater due to the high operating hours and power factors required.”

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