AI-driven batteries in your electric car is no longer a distant dream

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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As the world moves away from petrol-fueled vehicles, the world’s first ‘intelligent’ electric vehicle (EV) battery has been introduced to strengthen the electrification of the transport sector.

The battery, developed by a union of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Throughput (HTP) technology, is produced by InoBat Auto, a Slovakian manufacturer of EV batteries.

Speaking at the Globsec Tatra Summit 2020 in Slovakia, Marian Bocek, co-founder and chief executive of InoBat said, “The world’s first intelligent battery marks a huge leap forward in the electrification of transport. These batteries will be tested and developed further with scale production starting next year.”

“No other battery cell maker has the technology to discover and demonstrate battery chemistries as quick,” Mr. Bocek added.

According to the reports, although charging an EV up to 80 percent currently takes around 30 minutes, the Institute of Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing says its alternative electrode material can cut the time in a laboratory setting to less than 10 minutes.  While compared to the Tesla Model S which has a range of 644 km, such a battery could allow travel as far as 966 kilometers on a single charge.

InoBat states that its technology-driven approach to manufacturing helps it to produce batteries more rapidly and reliably and to expand the operating range of the latest best-in-class EV models by 20 percent.

Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, the company focuses on the needs of customers and intended to customize the product. But the company declined to comment on the exact charging time and range of its batteries.

Mr. Bocek told the AI-driven battery from InoBat would promote the EV market ahead as the power units can be marketed substantially faster and tailored to any electric vehicle than their opponents.

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The company stated, “This technology enables InoBat to reduce its dependence on cobalt, in addition to also boosting energy density to a goal of 330 Wh/kg (Watt-hours per kg) and 1,000 Wh/L by the end of 2023”.

InoBat will open next year in Slovakia, the world’s first AI-driven battery research & development battery center with the financial support of a private equity group of investors and technology companies. To extend its global activity with plans to supply batteries to 240,000 EVs, the company will also construct a $118 billion (EUR 1 billion) 10 GWh Gigafactory in 2025.

Due to the global adoption of EVs, the International Energy Agency calculates that oil demand will peak by 2030. While the Global EV Outlook 2020 stated that the electric car business hit 2.1 million units worldwide last year.