2022 GAC Aion Y Plus

GAC Aion Y Plus

Here we take a look at the 2022 GAC Aion Y Plus that uses a CALB NMC battery pack.

  • Total energy = 76.8 kWh
  • Nominal Voltage = 352.32 V
  • Nominal Capacity = 218 Ah
GAC Aion Y Plus Battery Nameplate

The battery pack nameplate shows the manufacturer, nominal voltage, capacity and the weight of the pack.

  • Peak Power = 167 kW10s
  • Cell Configuration = 96s 1p
    • Total Number Cells = 96
  • Pack Mass = 430 kg
    • Cell Mass = 323.52 kg
    • Pack Mass – Cell Mass = 106.48 kg
    • Cell to Pack Mass Ratio = 75%
  • Enclosure Materials = Aluminium
  • Gravimetric Energy Density = 178.6 Wh/kg
  • Gravimetric Power Density = 387.6 W10s/kg

This post has been built based on the support and sponsorship from: Thermo Fisher ScientificEatron TechnologiesAbout:Energy and Quarto Technical Services.

GAC Aion Y Plus skateboard
skateboard

The skateboard appears to be a conservative design for an EV.

The battery frame is constructed from extruded aluminium. The image shows the modules arranged 3 across the width and in two rows. The distribution unit is housed in the front tapered section of the pack.

GAC Aion Y plus battery
GAC Aion Y plus battery

The structural connections to the vehicle are rather small and limited at the front of the battery pack.

Module

GAC Aion Y Plus battery module
  • Number of Modules = 6
  • Cells/module = 16

Cell

  • Cell Make = CALB
  • Chemistry = NMC
  • Format = Prismatic
  • Nominal
    • Capacity = 218 Ah
    • Voltage = 3.67 V
    • Energy = 800 Wh
  • Cell Mass = 3.37 kg
  • Cell Gravimetric Density = 237 Wh/kg

Overall the 2022 GAC Aion Y Plus is not a particularly standout design, but the overall package and cell to pack mass ratio of 75% is rather good.

References

  1. GAC Aion Y Plus is bigger version of Aion Y and starts at $24,800, ArenaEV

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