The international service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software, FEV, has announced that it has signed an MoU with ProLogium Technology to cooperate in developing solid-state battery systems.
Under the partnership, both the parties will focus their joint efforts on battery system development for customers, sales activities and cell/module verification based on ProLogium's solid-state battery technology.
Prof Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO, FEV Group, noted that due to the company’s development and testing capabilities, it can design technology that meets all regulatory requirements and customer demands worldwide.
Vincent Yang, CEO and Founder, ProLogium Technology, said, 'It brings together two like-minded and complementary partners focused on creating new value in a traditional industry.”
According to a press release from FEV, it believes that demands on BEV batteries strongly increase in terms of safety, energy density, costs and lifetime. Solid-state batteries are among the most promising technologies to offer advantages over lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes, which are mostly used in e-mobility.
Prof Pischinger stated that to get the most out of this technology, the core competencies deal with cell development but also with the integration at the pack level and the algorithms for controlling the technology. Otherwise, advantages in terms of energy density, service life and safety could only be partially realised, he added.