A new power management subsidiary of TAE Technologies, named TAE Power Solutions, has opened a battery testing facility at the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) in the UK.
The site, which sits on the grounds of the former Dudley railway station, will be used by TAE Power Solutions as a battery prototype and test facility, as the company seeks to develop, validate and industrialize modular battery packs for e-mobility, for use in cars, trucks and buses.
TAE Power Solutions states that its technology is the first-of-its-kind and will fundamentally enhance the efficiency, reliability, longevity and cost of electric-powered products in the e-mobility, battery energy storage system, fast-charging and second life sectors.
The company’s ACi technology platform is built on fusion research and integrates low-cost converters and control systems. It enables intelligent control of the battery system at the module level, allowing for precise control and to unlock a battery’s full potential.
“The most important – and expensive – part of an EV is the battery,” said Kedar Munipella, CEO of TAE Power Solutions. “The battery testing begun by TAE Power Solutions at the BCIMO facility is focused on boosting performance and delivering electric powertrains that are more efficient, reliable, elegant and sustainable.”
TAE Power Solutions will use the new workshop facility to build and test its latest battery technologies to prove the system’s full capabilities.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our operations further in the UK, and excited to be on-site at BCIMO’s world-class research center, surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurial businesses,” said Richard Moore, general manager for e-Mobility at TAE Power Solutions.
“This is a critical next step of our UK operations because it provides physical validation of our new intellectual property. It will also bring significant engineering and manufacturing opportunities to the area and will be instrumental to our goal of bringing innovative power management solutions to market beginning in 2024.”
“At BCIMO we are at the outset of a journey to lead in areas of transport innovation and so we’re thrilled that TAE Power Solutions has chosen our unique national research facility to bring its innovative energy storage, electric mobility, fast charging and grid efficiency technologies to market,” said Neil Fulton, chief executive officer, BCIMO. “They will be in good company here in Dudley, surrounded by other forward-thinking, innovative businesses.”