Volkswagen’s newly launched ID series, powered by its groundbreaking MEB
platform, is pressing the boundaries of Electrical Vehicle (EV) travel.
NXP battery management systems (BMS) are flexible and easy to design-in
across low- or high-voltage batteries, delivering high accuracy, optimal
robustness and functional safety.
Precision Battery Management helps to improve Range, Longevity, and Safety.
MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a keynote speech opening
the NXP Connects developer conference, NXP CEO Kurt Sievers announced a
collaboration with Volkswagen centered on the electronics for electric
vehicles (EVs). Volkswagen has adopted NXP’s battery management system (BMS)
into its innovative MEB platform to help increase vehicle range, extend
battery longevity, and enhance safety. NXP’s BMS provides the flexibility and
scalability needed to meet the diverse range needs of today’s electromobility
customers, whether they seek a compact car, the groundbreaking ID.3, a plug-in
hybrid, or a luxury electric vehicle like the ID.4, Audi e-Tron or Porsche
NXP and Volkswagen talk battery management at NXP Connects 2020. CTO Lars
Reger (left), Dr. Holger Manz, Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply
and High Voltage Systems, Volkswagen AG (Center) and NXP CEO Kurt Sievers
“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,
optimized range, and the extension of the battery’s lifetime.”
After many years of automotive industry EV development, the core challenge
facing the sector remains the extension of range. With the release of
Volkswagen’s ID series, Volkswagen is pressing 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
“Volkswagen offers its customers rich options for the coming age of
electrification,” said Lars Reger, NXP’s CTO. “We are proud to offer precision
system-level solutions that scale across models, making it easy to design-in
while offering the highest levels of safety.”
Currently, 16 of the leading Top 20 car makers have designed in NXP battery
NXP Connects Details
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