17. April 2015

FEV-developed high performance battery slated for 2015 SAE World Congress

Liquid-cooled, high performance battery intended for PHEV applications

Auburn Hills, Mich., April 17, 2015 – FEV North America, Inc. (FEV) a leading developer of vehicle systems and advanced powertrain technologies, announced that it will be displaying a liquid-cooled, high performance battery that showcases the company’s expertise in the area of hybrid powertrains and Electric Vehicle battery management. The battery will be at the 2015 SAE World Congress, April 21 – 23 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

Designed for use in PHEV applications, the FEV battery features an innovative cooling concept and a modular design that provides high power output, robustness and safety, and comprises battery modules, pack, and the battery management system.

During operation, the battery pack provides 200 kW of peak power and 80 kW of continuous power with a stored energy content of 10.4 kWh. The pack, which uses pouch cells, has a weight of approximately 130 kg, and a volume of 80L. The modules within the battery pack are liquid-cooled Li-Ion cells, each with nominal energy content of 1.3 kWh providing energy density of 205 Wh/L and power density of 1,500 W/L for each module. Each module weighs 13.5 kg and has a volume of 6.5L.

A novel feature of the battery design is that no coolant passes between the cells, thus preventing any leakage inside the battery housing.

About FEV
The FEV Group is an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. FEV offers a complete range of engineering services, providing support across the globe to customers in the design, analysis, prototyping, powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fueled powertrains. FEV also designs, develops and prototypes advanced vehicle / powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The company has expanded its engineering capabilities to include full vehicle systems and now offers broad expertise in electronics, telematics and infotainment system engineering. The FEV Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 3,800 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. FEV North America, Inc. employs over 450 personnel in its Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.