Electric vehicles: safer, better and longer lifetime batteries

Evo Group is committed to the development of new zero-emission vehicle technologies. The use of innovation-oriented technology allows to offer more efficient, sustainable and accessible mobility solutions.

The electric vehicle revolution is already here. It represents a new, innovative and more environmentally friendly concept of mobility, which is already making headway in all international markets.

Facing the reality of climate change, the European Union has proposed a structural change in energy systems towards the decarbonisation of the economy. And the Electric Car (EV) is an essential factor in this necessary «energy transition»; it is a sustainable and strategic solution to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases produced by the transport sector and urban mobility.

However, electric vehicles mass introduction, should focus on batteries, as their price is currently one of the most important costs when purchasing electric vehicles. Moreover, batteries tend to degrade irreversibly over time, with a longer ageing cycle than the lifetime of the vehicle. This means that replacing batteries is an additional and high cost to be covered.

To overcome this challenge, it is important to develop strategies for monitoring and controling batteries to extend their lifetime, optimising their management and ensuring high levels of efficiency demanded by automotive manufacturers and end users. Evo Group has been working on this strategic objective through its research and development department.

Evo Group, a specialised company in zero-emission mobility, is involved in an R&D&I project that aims a satisfactory solution for the efficient control of batteries in pure electric vehicles. This project, funded by the CDTI, is entitled «Cyber-Physical System for Battery Management of Electric Vehicles» and is based on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and 5G connectivity to predict the behaviour of the vehicle, monitor it and guarantee optimal management of battery ageing.

In the development of this project, the engineers of Evo Group are designing a fully integrated Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), to interconnect the electric vehicle fleet to the cloud.

A communications ECU (Electronic Control Unit) has been designed to transmit the information available on the vehicle’s CAN bus to a remote server. Therefore, once implemented, this CPS will enable the use of Artificial Intelligence algorithms for predictive vehicle maintenance, improved vehicle energy management and optimised battery management to extend battery life, as well as enabling the detection of failures at an early stage and, in many cases, before they have even manifested themselves.

«Better maintenance, more efficiency, more safety, more sustainability, more cost opportunity»

The development will take into account the strictest standards in terms of functional safety (FuSa) and cybersecurity established in automotive regulation.

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