Anticipatory concept: The cloud-based driver assistance function PreVision Cloud Assist provides maximum range and driving safety in the Advanced Urban Vehicle.
German company AKASOL recently presented its lithium-ion battery systems, called AKASYSTEM for electric vehicles.
One such pack was used in ZF's Advanced Urban Vehicle, a demonstration EV prototype (see description).
AKASYSTEM in AUV consists of eight modules - good for 16.3 kWh total, with capability to charge at 49 kW.
According to AKASOL, the design of the pack (type and number of modules, as well as size) could be customized for different vehicles.
"AKASOL acquires cells from cell manufacturers and produces modules and packs. In addition to customer-specific solutions, AKASOL has a standard portfolio of different lithium-ion cells (NMC, LTO, LFO etc.) in the segments high energy (E-traction) and high power (hybrid). The capacity of these cells range from 7 to 60 Ah.
The liquid cooling system developed by AKASOL for the ZF concept not only ensures an even temperature of the battery while allowing high performance with high durability, it also serves as key to the very compact design of the modules."
The other important application for AKASOL seems to be electric buses.
Source: Green Car Congress