Elysia, battery intelligence from WAE makes its show debut in Stuttgart

Elysia, the pioneering new battery intelligence offering from WAE Technologies, is shining a light on how a cloud connected BMS can bring motorsport grade analytics to mass market EV batteries. 

Held 23-25 May in Stuttgart, Germany, The Battery Show Europe is a mecca for battery manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, thought leaders and decision-makers for a conference and battery tech expo focused on the latest developments in the advanced battery and automotive industries.

Offering game-changing insight, management, and optimisation of batteries to the mass automotive market for the first time, Elysia’s suite of battery intelligence technologies can unleash the potential of an electric fleet.

Drawing on WAE’s unrivalled experience in high-performance batteries, gleaned from the sole supply of batteries to ground-breaking electric motorsport series, as well as the design and development of batteries for electric hypercars and mining trucks, Elysia distils unique expertise, amassed over more than a decade at the apex of battery advancement, which has seen WAE push the limits of performance, longevity and charging in the harshest environments on the planet – with software playing a vital role.

Elysia features state-of-the-art embedded and cloud-based products which together provide customers – such as fleet operators and battery asset financiers – with not only unprecedented access to battery insights, but the ability to manage, optimise and enhance performance across the battery’s entire lifecycle.

The core offering is based around two key products:

Elysia Cloud Platform is a cloud-based system which uses proprietary digital twin technology. It helps fleet owners and battery asset financiers turn data into actionable insights, designed to enable these customers to forecast and extend battery life, enhance safety, and protect warranty and residual values. By providing a complete picture of the battery’s state of health, it brings much-needed transparency, while enabling accurate verification of degradation and in-life fault-finding, offering the potential to revolutionise the second-life battery market.

Elysia Embedded is a suite of state-of-the-art battery management algorithms, which run locally on the Battery Management System (BMS) – for example directly on an EV’s battery. Its best-in-class BMS algorithms help car makers to increase vehicle range, enable faster charging, and maximise battery power, enabling them to stay ahead of the competition delivering the best possible performance to customers, without compromising safety or battery life.

Whereas conventional battery management systems traditionally require extensive data from testing and limits specified by cell suppliers to build software that controls how the battery is used, Elysia Embedded’s algorithms offers customers the ability to unleash untapped potential through intelligent ‘physics-informed’ models.

Whilst this approach has formed an integral part of WAE’s motorsport capability, these algorithms have been designed to run on standard low-cost chips as typically found in mass-market battery management systems. In applications to date, this has shown the ability to bring up to a 30% increase in battery life and 10% potential increase in battery range, whilst also enabling dramatically reduced fast charge times and higher peak power output when compared to traditional battery management algorithms.

Elysia is built upon a unique combination of AI and data science, fused with electrochemical modelling expertise, whilst being grounded in unrivalled real-world battery engineering and development experience.

As well as exhibiting on Stand 10F50, Elysia Technical Lead, Tim Engstrom, will be delivering a presentation at the conference, entitled Battery Intelligence: A vision for connected BMS for the masses”, which will give attendees insight into how Elysia’s motorsport-derived suite of software innovations can give help better understand a mass market electric vehicle’s battery performance history and give a more accurate analysis of its actual state of health. 

Elysia Commercial Lead, Joe Jones, said: “Elysia, Battery Intelligence from WAE, brings a new generation of battery intelligence to the automotive and e-mobility sectors. Its unique capabilities offer unprecedented insight and foresight, unleashing untapped performance, life and safety to every electric vehicle, from fleet car to van and beyond.

“As the fleet market transitions to a zero emission, battery-powered future, understanding how to maximise both the operation and the value of an electric fleet is becoming paramount – but there is much fleets don’t understand about their vehicles. 

“Elysia changes all of that. It provides easy to interpret, actionable battery insights to give fleets – and battery asset financiers – unprecedented transparency, allowing them to optimise an EV and improve its performance on fleet, while supporting residual value and warranty setting, maximising the value it delivers over the course of its life.”

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