MAHLE has developed a cooling system for batteries to enable faster charging of battery-powered electric vehicles.
Cooling is said to be a major challenge, especially when it comes to fast charging battery-powered electric vehicles. The automotive supplier relies on immersion cooling as a key technology.
An electrically nonconductive coolant flows around the cells, thereby, ensuring that the maximum temperature of the battery drops markedly during charging and that the overall temperature is distributed much more homogeneously.
Immersion cooling reportedly shortens the charging times in electric cars considerably. The batteries can, therefore, be smaller making electric cars cheaper and more resource-efficient. With this technology, MAHLE aims to make a further contribution to faster market penetration and broader acceptance of battery-powered e-mobility by consumers.
Martin Berger, Vice President Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering at MAHLE, said: “Immersion cooling paves the way for a whole new generation of battery systems.”