Volkswagen adopts NXP Battery Management solution

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NXP CEO Kurt Sievers has announced that the company is collaborating with Volkswagen on the electronics for its electric vehicles (EVs).

Speaking at the company's developer conference, NXP Connects, he said that Volkswagen has adopted NXP’s battery management system (BMS) into its MEB platform to help increase vehicle range, extend battery longevity, and enhance safety.

NXP’s BMS provides a level of flexibility and scalability that is seen as being necessary in order to meet the needs of electromobility customers, whether they are looking for a compact car, a plug-in hybrid, or a luxury electric vehicle like the ID.4, Audi e-Tron or Porsche Taycan.

“As part of the first wave of Volkswagen’s battery electric vehicle initiative, we’ll deliver up to 75 full-electric vehicle models to market by 2029,” said Dr. Holger Manz, Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems, Volkswagen AG. “Incorporating a functionally safe battery management system that can scale across many car models makes it easier to achieve the full power potential of a battery, optimised range, and the extension of the battery’s lifetime.”

Volkswagen’s ID series is looking to extend the boundaries of EV travel with a flexible offering that enables 45 kWh, 58 kWh or 77 kWh powered models. The medium battery can recharge to enable a range of up to 260 miles in 30 mins, in quick charge mode with DC (direct current) with 100 kW performance. The larger battery can enable a vehicle to travel up to 340 miles on a full charge.