Auxiliary systems power consumption in electric vehicles

Auxiliary systems power consumption in a vehicle especially an electric vehicle have a big effect on the vehicle range. The Range is decided by the battery capacity in kWh. Battery capacity is primarily used to provide traction power through AC or DC motor. Efficiency of motor, drivetrain and battery can tell you how much power … Read more

Porsche Macan PPE

Porsche Macan EV PPE Platform

An early look at the Porsche Macan PPE based EV. Porsche released a number of images and a video of the platform [1]. The PPE platform is being developed by Audi and shared across a number of vehicle lines, PPE standing for Premium Platform Electric. Metrics Packaging & Structure We immediately see the power cables … Read more

PowerCo Unified Cell

The PowerCo Unified Cell is a vision from VW to simplify it’s battery packs with one cell design that works across more than 80% of it’s products. When they say design, they actually mean cell format as it appears they are intending on having 3 different chemistries to support the cost / performance trade. Remember … Read more

Audi PPE – Premium Platform Electric

Audi Premium Platform Electric

From 2026, Audi will only launch new all-electric models, the Audi PPE – Premium Platform Electric is their move to an 800V system and a consolidation on the number of parts. This presentation was given to a UBS investor meeting over a year ago, but worth looking at as it shows the Audi strategic thinking. … Read more

2021 Audi e-tron GT quattro

Audi etron GT quattro

The 2021 Audi e-tron GT quattro is the all electric flagship built on the J1 Performance platform shared with Porsche. Specifications: The cooling system on the J1 platform is fixed to the underside of the pack baseplate, an undershield then fits under this. This adds another layer between the cell and the cooling system, but … Read more