AMTE Power, Cosworth partner on Ultra High Power battery cells for EVs
British cell manufacturer AMTE Power Plc recently announced the signing of a non-binding MoU with automotive engineering company Cosworth to supply its Ultra High Power (UHP) battery cells for use in Cosworth's advanced propulsion technologies.
AMTE's differentiated UHP lithium-ion cell is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the EV market, balancing power, weight and safety needs of the vehicles. With rapid charging and discharging time, the cell is ideally suited for use within Cosworth's advanced technologies and end-to-end vehicle solutions, the company claims.
"There is an increasing need for advanced, next-generation battery cells for use within technologies to power the net-zero transition. This collaboration with Cosworth is the start of a partnership which will see our market-leading UHP cell used to power electric vehicles across high-performance automotive, aerospace and marine markets. It's another key step in our journey as we scale up production and move towards commercialisation", said Kevin Brundish, CEO of AMTE Power.
With fully-owned IP rights for the product, AMTE Power claims to be in the advanced stages of developing the UHP cell, which is currently going through scale-up and testing trials at the UK Battery Industrial Centre. Along with manufacturing at the facility, the business is accelerating production of its cells at its production factory in Thurso, Scotland.
A partner to major OEMs, UK-based Cosworth designs innovative battery and electric vehicle solutions to power the high-performance automotive, aerospace and marine sectors. Following its recent acquisition of electrification firm Delta, the company has accelerated its development of battery systems to complement its market-leading electrified powertrains and engines.
Hal Reisiger, CEO of Cosworth, commented on the development, "At Cosworth, we are committed to playing a leading role in the development of future technology in the high-performance automotive space. We have built up an enviable wealth of cross-sector experience that allows us to deliver and integrate cutting-edge solutions into even the most niche customer programs".
"Through our battery offering, we can deliver and integrate high-power systems from flexible, scalable modules at low volumes. The new co-operation with AMTE Power will further strengthen our existing capabilities in this important area", he added.