WAE Technologies Launches ELYSIA: Pioneering Battery Intelligence To Unlock The Potential Of All Electric Vehicles
Tuesday, 2 May 2023
WAE Technologies (WAE) launches Elysia®, the latest in Battery Intelligence for the mass market, from the automotive, commercial vehicle and e-mobility sectors to stationary energy storage and beyond
• Drawing on more than a decade of high-performance battery expertise from the racetrack, Elysia brings game-changing insight to the most fundamental asset of any electric vehicle, from road car to mining truck: the battery
• Elysia offers state-of-the-art, embedded and cloud-based products bringing a quantum leap in battery knowledge, management and optimisation
• Elysia Cloud Platform helps battery system Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), fleet owners and financiers turn data into actionable battery insights, designed to forecast and extend battery life, enhance safety, and protect warranty and residual values.
• Elysia Embedded is a suite of battery management algorithms that can allow OEMs to increase range, unlock faster charging, and maximise battery power. Enabling OEMs to maintain competitive advantage, it delivers enhanced performance to their customers, without compromising safety or battery life. Overall, in previous real-world applications, Elysia’s step change in battery management has delivered up to 30% increase in battery life and 10% increase in battery range, whilst significantly reducing fast charge times and increasing peak power output.
Thursday April 20th, 2023: WAE Technologies (WAE), the world-leading technology and engineering services business, today launches Elysia, its Battery Intelligence software offering designed to unlock significant improvements in the life, safety, usable energy, power, and rapid charging times of any battery system. Elysia brings game-changing battery insight, management, and optimisation of batteries to the mass market for the first time, from the automotive, commercial vehicle and e-mobility sectors to stationary energy storage and beyond, unleashing the potential of the most fundamental component of an electric vehicle: the battery. Elysia draws 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. This unique expertise, amassed over more than a decade at the apex of battery advancement, 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 is the first mass market software offering from WAE, combining a suite of innovations that can unlock the true potential of any battery. Elysia features state-of-the-art embedded and cloud-based products which together provide customers – including global automotive OEMs, 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, both in the vehicle and in ‘second life’ applications such as stationary grid storage. Furthermore, the improved insight and control provided by Elysia, reduces an OEM’s need to oversize or overengineer battery systems, enabling them to be lighter, cheaper and more sustainable. The core offering is based around two key products: 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 or on a stationary energy storage system. Its best-in-class BMS algorithms help OEMs 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 Cloud Platform is a cloud-based system which uses proprietary digital twin technology. It helps OEMs, 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 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. Elysia Commercial Lead, Joe Jones, said: “The battery in any electric vehicle of any kind represents the single most valuable system by far. Better understanding of battery systems will transform how we manage them, in order to realise their full potential.” “Elysia, Battery Intelligence from WAE, opens up a new era of electrification, born on the racetrack, but designed for the real world. It brings a new generation of battery intelligence to wide range of industries, from the automotive and e-mobility sectors, to stationary energy storage and beyond. Elysia’s unique capabilities offer unprecedented insight and foresight, unleashing untapped performance, life and safety to every electric vehicle, and every battery on the planet.
“We are providing easy to interpret, actionable battery insights to give OEMs, fleets and battery asset financiers unprecedented transparency, allowing them to optimise a battery and improve its performance and the value it delivers over the course of its life.”
WAE Technologies CEO, Craig Wilson, said: “For more than a decade now, WAE has led the world in the design, development, and manufacture of the most advanced electric vehicle batteries ever seen. We have been the sole supplier to major electrified motorsport series, extending batteries to their limits in the heat of competition on the racetrack. We’ve also pushed the boundaries with electrification of hypercar programmes and lately, electric mining trucks and other heavy equipment.
“One of the most crucial components of our leadership is the software which has enabled these vehicles to set new performance standards. At WAE’s core is the commitment to transferring new technology from motorsport to other sectors – so I am delighted we have launched Elysia today. The electric mobility market is growing quickly, and battery intelligence is the key to unlocking the potential of what is the most fundamental part of an EV.”
About Elysia, Battery Intelligence from WAE (“Elysia”): Elysia is a world-leading battery intelligence offering from WAE Technologies (WAE), bringing the very latest in battery software to the mass automotive and e-mobility market. Drawing on more than a decade of high-performance battery expertise from WAE – which has designed, developed, and manufactured the world’s most advanced batteries for multiple sectors, from global electric motorsport programmes to electric hypercars and mining trucks – Elysia brings game-changing insight to the burgeoning global electric vehicle space. Combining a quantum leap in battery software embedded in the vehicle, which features best-in-class BMS algorithms, with a powerful cloud platform, delivering standard setting insights, Elysia not only gives OEMs, fleet operators and battery asset financiers unprecedented access to battery insights but the opportunity to enhance life, safety, and performance during the battery’s life. Together, Elysia’s unique software and cloud offering has the potential to unlock longer battery life, faster charging speeds along with increasing battery power and range, while at the same time leveraging never-before-seen through-life monitoring. This newfound transparency on battery health gives certainty to battery warranties, accuracy for residual value calculations and supports new models of battery financing.
Elysia: Potential, unlocked. Advantage, delivered.
About WAE Technologies (“WAE”): WAE is a world-leading technology and engineering services business delivering pioneering innovation to improve performance, efficiency and sustainability to a global customer base. Combining cutting-edge technological advances and the industry’s best engineers with precision and speed to market derived from the ultra-competitive environment of motorsport, WAE’s capabilities cover a wide range of disciplines. The company provides ground-breaking innovation covering advanced battery and electrification technologies and product development; aided by advanced simulation, testing, rapid prototyping and volume manufacturing. Working in close collaboration with our customers, WAE remains committed to meeting the continued sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. The company can trace its foundations back to 2010 when Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited began diversifying its operations; a division which later became Williams Advanced Engineering. WAE has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company which employs over 600 people engaged in leading-edge and transformative technologies for a growing list of Tier 1 clients. Following the acquisition by Fortescue, which completed in March 2022, WAE will continue to service its existing customers and commercialise new technology opportunities, in addition to playing a key role in supporting Fortescue’s decarbonisation strategy.
The Company was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2018.
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