hofer powertrain, a development and technology partner specializing in efficient powertrain solutions, has launched the ULTEVATE Ultra battery module supporting ultra-fast charging. Vehicles can be charged from a state of charge (SOC) of 5% to 85% in just five minutes and to 100% in eight minutes.
Despite its high charging power, it generates very low heat and does not require active cooling. This feature makes it not only more efficient but also less maintenance-intensive and more durable compared to currently known battery technologies. The module supports a charging current of up to 1140 amps and a high charging power of more than 1 Megawatt (MW) at the vehicle level.
The development of the ULTEVATE Ultra system is particularly relevant in view of the increasing spread of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. In the coming years, it is expected that Megawatt Charging stations will become more common, enabling the charging of passenger cars at such stations and representing a paradigm shift in the automotive industry.
hofer powertrain has gathered strong experience in developing similar technologies that enable charging of batteries in less than ten minutes.