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Exploring the future of State of Charge (SoC) estimation

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is at a pivotal juncture, with battery technology at its core. One of the most crucial aspects underpinning the efficiency and reliability of EVs is the accurate estimation of the battery's State of Charge (SoC)—a measure critical to both the performance and the user experience. Recent advancements and research, notably from the COBRA project, shed light on the evolving landscape of SoC estimation methods, presenting a pathway to overcoming existing challenges and unlocking new possibilities for EV batteries. Read More

The rise of smart and bidirectional power flows

Electric cars' (EVs') potential goes far beyond simple transportation, according to a new paper named "Principles for Bidirectional Charging of Electric Vehicles" that was released by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP). Using smart and bidirectional charging technologies, the paper explores how EVs can significantly improve energy efficiency and integrate renewable energy sources. Read More

Cell to Pack (C2P): revolutionising EV Battery design

According to a recent study by Fraunhofer ISI, the development of Cell to Pack (C2P) battery technology is poised to bring about a significant advancement for the electric vehicle (EV) market. Read More

The critical role of Battery Management Systems

The Electric Vehicle (EV) battery sector is experiencing a pivotal transformation, as detailed in the latest comprehensive market intelligence report from COBRA. This report offers an insightful overview of the key technical, policy, and market developments that are currently influencing the EV battery landscape, signalling a new era in electric mobility. Read More

Europe’s step toward bidirectional EV Charging

In a recent report published by SmartEN & DNV, the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and their integration into the European energy grid takes centre stage. The report emphasises the vital role of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies in achieving Europe’s ambitious decarbonisation goals. Read More

Assessing Europe’s bidirectional EV Charging framework

The latest report titled "Assessment of the Regulatory Framework of Bidirectional EV Charging in Europe" by SmartEN & DNV provides an insightful look into the electric vehicle (EV) and charging developments across Europe. It offers a comprehensive analysis of the current state of EV penetration, charging infrastructure, and the regulatory environment, highlighting the diverse landscape and the potential for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology. Read More

The future of Lithium-Ion Batteries

A recent report from the Fraunhofer ISI has unveiled the future trajectory of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), predicting a transformative era in automotive and energy storage applications. The study, part of the Lithium-Ion Battery Roadmap, delves into the nuances of battery cell design, highlighting a complex balance between energy density and power density. Read More

Lithium demand and sustainable energy: The future challenge

Lithium is at the forefront of the global shift towards sustainable energy, especially with the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) market. A recent infographic, underlined by EnergyX, throws light on a pressing issue: can we meet the skyrocketing lithium demand by 2030, when over 350 million EVs are expected to be on the roads? Read More

Enhancing energy efficiency with bidirectional EV Charging

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) has released a new report authored by Jaap Burger, focusing on the evolving role of electric vehicles (EVs) in enhancing energy system efficiency through bidirectional charging. This technology, extending beyond mere transportation, positions EVs as key players in energy storage and distribution, potentially revolutionising how renewable energy is utilised and managed. Read More

Analysis of EV Charging scenarios and impact on power grid

A recent report by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has shed light on the various electric vehicle (EV) charging scenarios and their impacts on the power grid, alongside the potential opportunities that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies present. Read More