Faraday Battery's BCU is a battery platform that offers an “out of the box” solution to electric vehicle challenges.
The Battery Control Unit (BCU) is a high-performance, modular platform that enables you to build an autonomous power supply for your electric vehicle. It has hardware and software designed to meet ISO26262 (ASIL D), supporting new technologies such as ISO15118 communication with the street chargers while fitting seamlessly into your existing vehicle architecture.
Enables OEMs to build their own batteries using cells of their choice.Designed with modularity in mind: scalable, allowing you to add or remove modules, as needed.
Complete with electronic control systems and software solutions for any size from 30kWh to 500kWh, and higher.Includes safety cutouts to protect your drivers and their vehicles—both during normal operation and in cases of crashes.
As our means of transport become increasingly electrified – from the cars we drive, to the buses and trains we catch – the importance of safe, reliable and efficient battery power is growing. Earth's climate is changing, so having a battery able to perform year after year in extreme conditions will be key to keeping society moving in all parts of the world. The lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles are built from thousands of cells which can be adversely affected by hot or cold temperatures, compromising performance. Their fragile cell chemistry needs monitoring and managing if a battery is to meet high reliability and safety standards.
Vehicle downtime can cost businesses up to $1,000 per hour. Faraday Battery's products are designed to reduce the risk and cost of vehicle downtime. The innovative modular design allows you to add more units and still have an easy-to-use system that provides real-time information:
Remote monitoring – it detects faults before a single or multiple faults result in a failure of the battery – hence extends the usable life of the battery
An intelligent charging system – it allows Plug and Charge and third-party centralised payment system for fleet charging – designed for ISO 15118 standard.
Predictive maintenance – it provides maintenance alerts and highlights the cell or component which needs replacing – hence avoids unscheduled downtime
BMS electronics and software designed to ISO26262 (ASIL D) standards
Thermal management - controls air or liquid cooling to maintain the cells in the desired temperature range
Reduced Total cost of ownership by extending the life of the battery
Sufficient range to complete bus routes
Battery life expectancy
Reliability and minimal downtime
Ability to rapid charge
Faraday Battery has 6 patents for the technology innovation of the battery pack.
Faraday Battery is a startup founded in the UK and formed in 2019. Faraday Battery is founded by Sanjay Gupta. Sanjay has a master's degree MBA from the University of Cardiff. He has bachelor's degree in electronics engineering. Sanjay has spent overs 15yrs in IT and software development. Sanjay has First principles inventive mind set. Faraday Battery would like to exploit his vision of battery powered transportation that is affordable and thus ubiquitously used.