The BMS: the brain behind batteries for electric vehicles

Do you know what a BMS is? And what role does it play when integrated into the lithium batteries – now in the majority – used in electric vehicles? The BMS (Battery Management System) plays a crucial role in optimizing the performance and lifespan of the lithium batteries used in electric vehicles. A complex electronic system designed to monitor, control, and protect the battery, the BMS ensures safe, efficient, and long-lasting operation of the battery, contributing to the overall reliability and performance of the electric vehicle. In other words, the BMS is considered to be the brain of the battery system, performing several key functions, giving the battery its status as an “intelligent battery system”.

The challenges of transporting lithium-ion batteries

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Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our daily lives, powering a multitude of applications. Initially used for computers and everyday applications (tools, smartphones, etc.), they have gradually been developed to power 100% electric or hybrid vehicles (cars, buses, trucks and off highway vehicles).

The continuing growth in demand for lithium batteries means that they have to be supplied to vehicle integrators and manufacturers wherever they are located. Logistical flows of lithium batteries have increased, necessitating the introduction of standards and regulations aimed at managing their transport efficiently, particularly in terms of safety.

Forsee Power launches FLEX PLUS, an eco-designed flexible battery system for heavy vehicles

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Paris, June 5, 2023 – 5:45 p.m. CEST – Forsee Power (FR0014005SB3 – FORSE), the expert in smart battery systems for sustainable electromobility, is launching FLEX PLUS, a new high value-added battery system, to equip heavy electric vehicles (buses, trucks, off-highway vehicles).

This new FLEX PLUS battery pack completes the PLUS format product family, already including ZEN PLUS, a high-energy battery system range launched in 2022.

MTB chooses Forsee Power for retrofitting diesel buses into electric in North America

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Paris, May 22, 2023 – 5:45 pm CEST – Forsee Power (FR0014005SB3 – FORSE), the expert in smart battery systems for sustainable electromobility and MTB Transit Solutions, one of North America’s leading repairs, refurbishment and repower specialists for buses, announce their partnership for the retrofit of buses in North America. Forsee Power will supply battery systems to MTB to convert diesel buses into electric vehicles.

Hydrogen vehicles, a 100%-battery alternative for zero emission electromobility

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Hydrogen vehicles are a promising option for the future, but their costs and carbon footprints are being debated.

Like retrofit, the hydrogen industry is emerging. Several countries are presenting ambitious plans to accelerate its development, praising the availability of the resource and its high energy density. For example, France and Portugal are dedicating 7 billion euros to the sector until 2030, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands 9 billion and Italy 10 billion.

Mathieu –Fayat Group chooses Forsee Power to electrify its street sweepers and washers

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Paris, May 9, 2023 – 7:30 a.m. CET – Forsee Power (FR0014005SB3 – FORSE), expert in smart battery systems for sustainable electromobility, announces that Mathieu –a business owner by Fayat Group has chosen to equip its street sweepers and washers with Forsee Power battery systems to enable zero-emission operations in urban environments.

The vehicles will incorporate ZEN 8 SLIM, a versatile and ultra-thin battery developed by Forsee Power engineers for the off-highway market.

Forsee Power launches ZEN LITE, a new ultra-high energy density battery system for heavy vehicles

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Paris, May 2, 2023 – 5:45 p.m. CEST – Forsee Power (FR0014005SB3 – FORSE – the “Company”), the French expert in smart battery systems for sustainable electromobility, is launching a new offer of high value- added battery systems, ZEN LITE, at the occasion of the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo event, opening today in California.

The ZEN LITE battery system was developed by Forsee Power’s R&D engineers to meet the specific needs of 350 V heavy electric vehicles whose battery market is growing rapidly.

Solid-state battery: the future of electromobility?

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100% lithium or hydrogen battery electric solutions – including a lithium-ion battery – are the most mature and coveted alternatives for the energy transition of the transport sector.

Lithium batteries are being actively researched and improved: lighter, more compact, more capacitive, faster charging and more stable over time, solid-state cell manufacturers are announcing one after the other their incredible results and betting on this “technology of the future”. Over the past 10 years, interest in this technology has been revived with the use of new materials with high ionic conductivity.