BMW Group licenses EC Power’s battery technology for electric vehicles
The BMW Group has partnered with EC Power, LLC, creator of the All-Climate Battery (ACB), by executing an intellectual property agreement that will allow the BMW Group the use of the ACB technology.
Published in the scientific journal Nature in 2016, the patented ACB technology reportedly delivers unprecedented power and energy while enabling fast charging under all conditions, including sub-freezing temperatures. EC Power says the technology creates a self-heating function that warms up batteries from a low ambient temperature to the optimal operating condition in a matter of seconds, either prior to or during driving. This rapid self-heating function, which the company says requires no external power source, also enables low-temperature fast charging. Using ACB cells, is intended to allow the use of EVS in cold climates.
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