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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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BMW developing new cooling technology

As automakers look to decrease the charge time for their new EV's, BMW is hard at work creating the next generation of cooling technology for their batteries. Not only do they want to take steps to prevent throttled charging, but they also want future systems to run silently, reducing the amount of vibrations. This evolution in tech could also help to decrease the amount of range loss that's experienced during extreme temperatures and when using HVAC. https://electriccarsreport.com/2019/...tric-vehicles/
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 06:18 PM
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Great to see more tech is coming out to improve the longevity of our batteries. I just hope it won't result in another thing to go wrong. Germans aren't historically know for reliability.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 11:57 AM
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With the amperage we are seeing with new rapid charging stations, every automaker is going to be looking to these kinds of improvements with cooling tech. Keeping the battery at its ideal operating temperature continues to be one of the greatest challenges for EV's.
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I see it as a temporary solution till more efficient systems come along that don't generate as much heat but of course that will take money which can only be derived from profits with current systems in use
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There will be far less mechanical concerns with an electric platform, so we should be seeing an increase in reliability with electric variants. The issue is more the cost of parts and labour than shortcuts on quality. Liquid battery tech might be the next big innovation that we see.
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There will be far less mechanical concerns with an electric platform, so we should be seeing an increase in reliability with electric variants. The issue is more the cost of parts and labour than shortcuts on quality. Liquid battery tech might be the next big innovation that we see.
i heard about how fast they can be recharged with ambitious claims of within seconds, if true, special groups investing into charging infrastructure won't be happy about that
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Even if this technology brings about that kind of evolution, it will likely be years before its cost effective to place in production models. Maybe top end premium models will get it sooner, but its a big step up to the mass market.
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Even if this technology brings about that kind of evolution, it will likely be years before its cost effective to place in production models. Maybe top end premium models will get it sooner, but its a big step up to the mass market.
Convenience is a big sell, even if its affordable to implement on cheaper products. So in order to increase its perceived value it will definitely start higher up.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 03:14 PM
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Companies like Karma are already developing solid state batteries and there have been mentions about liquid battery tech as well. EV's are very much still in their infancy, so there is lots of room for improvement and growth.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 05:45 AM
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I hope supercapacitors are still being considered because they have worked well in many other applications, although not close to this extent, but the idea behind them greatly serves to benefit the EV experience once done right.
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