EV manufacturers are looking to use today’s battery technologies in higher priced, higher performance (range) vehicles in their fleet, while leveraging LFPs in their lower range vehicles. These lower range vehicles can be delivered to the public at a much more affordable price point due to the cost savings provided by eliminating cobalt. While LFPs offer a cheaper sticker price and safer operation than cobalt, its chemistry is the most difficult to accurately measure battery charge due to a flatter discharge curve.
This is where Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) and its battery management systems (BMS) solutions can help.
ADI produces the industry’s most accurate battery state-of-charge measurement. The accuracy of ADI’s BMS solutions greatly reduces the burden placed on automotive manufacturers by providing a technology that can effectively manage the state of charge demands of LFPs, thus unlocking the potential cost and safety benefits LFPs can provide to the industry. In addition, LFP’s higher power density, longer life cycle, and lower cost of operation over a wider temperature range, make it ideal for battery second-life applications like energy storage.