Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has placed a commercial ten year worldwide contract with OXIS Energy valued at $5 million to build the world's first ever luxury boat to be powered by lithium sulfur (Li-S) cell and battery systems technology. The objective is to achieve a range between 70 and 100 nautical miles at cruising speed.
Engineering firm Bosch has developed a cloud-based system that monitors an electric vehicle’s battery-management system to prevent cell degradation, predict lifetime capacity and forecast performance criteria.
The German firm’s technology will transmit a battery’s data— ambient temperature and charging habits— to the cloud, where machine-learning algorithms can adjust the cells capacity to maximise their performance if required.
Swiss firm Leclanché has bought module and battery management system software know how from its partner as it positions itself as a complete battery-based energy storage company.
The lithium-ion cell and separator company has bought German IT firm ADS-TEC’s design and IP rights after years of working together on state-of-art modules, BMS and master control systems.