VDA Prismatic Cells

VDA prismatic cells

VDA prismatic cells are based on a standard written by the German automotive industry. VDA stands for Verband der Automobilindustrie (German Association of the Automotive Industry). Prismatic Cells As the name suggests these are a prismatic block, normally with the outer case made from aluminium. Again these come in many different formats and there is … Read more

2021 BMW iX3

BMW iX3 vehicle in CAD

The 2021 BMW iX3 was the first electric vehicle off the BMW Gen5 battery system. We see 10 modules with double stacking under the 2nd row seats. The HV distribution and BMS are all located on top of the rear modules. Cooling pipes run through the centre between the modules and all of the HV … Read more

2023 Lexus RZ 450e

Lexus RZ powertrain image

The 2023 Lexus RZ 450e is an interesting if perhaps unremarkable offering in terms of the battery pack. The Lexus RZ shares the platform with the Toyota BZ-4X. This post has been built based on the support and sponsorship from: About:Energy, AVANT Future Mobility, Quarto Technical Services, TAE Power Solutions, h.e.l group and The Limiting Factor.  Specifications: Pack A quite conservative usable … Read more

BMW i3

2013 BMW i3 battery pack

The BMW i3 is an electric vehicle that has evolved through 3 generations from 2013 until 2022. Originally designed as an EV with optional range extender to overcome the lack of range available from the original battery design. The battery capacity and performance has gradually evolved to a battery pack size that doesn’t really need … 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