Fisker Inc. chooses Ricardo to support integration of state-of-the-art 800V electric powertrain

Fisker Inc. chooses Ricardo to support integration of state-of-the-art 800V electric powertrain
24 October 2017

 

 

Fisker Inc. chooses Ricardo to support integration of state-of-the-art 800V electric powertrain

 

Powertrain, Battery Module Design, Fast-Charging, System Integration are Key Areas of Partnership

Fisker Inc., designer and manufacturer of uniquely stunning electric vehicles complemented with some of the longest EV ranges on earth, today announced its strategic partnership with Ricardo PLC to integrate the Fisker EMotion’s all-new 800V Electric Powertrain. The partnership will include integration of Fisker’s proprietary 800V Ultra Charger, 800V Battery Pack and e-axle systems.

The EMotion powertrain is based on an 800V high voltage system architecture, which includes the motors, inverters and power electronics. LG Chem will deliver 21700 cylindrical cells based on NCM chemistry that are structured into Fisker’s high energy density battery pack. The exact details of the proprietary charging method are still held closely inside Fisker and will be debuted at the 2018 CES show in the Quanergy Systems, Inc Booth (#3315). All vehicle system controls will also be part of the Ricardo Fisker partnership.

The benefits of a 800V electrification system are thinner lighter cables cables, smaller  more efficient motors, lower system weight, less heat generation, lower manufacturing costs, faster charging and higher power throughput.

“For the past year, we’ve been in stealth mode talking about our technology without discussing partners. With CES being the Global Debut of the Fisker EMotion, we are now starting to share who our partners are. Ricardo is, without question, a global leader in powertrain integration,” said Henrik Fisker, founder and CEO of Fisker Inc. “We are setting the benchmark high with the EMotion and Ricardo is yet another partner that will help make  the EMotion truly a world-class vehicle.”

“I am pleased that Ricardo will be working with Fisker Inc., to overcome the challenges associated with integrating ultra-high voltage, energy storage, components and wide band gap semiconductors” said Ricardo US President Paul Rivera. “We look forward to partnering with Henrik Fisker – arguably one of the most well-known automotive designers in the world – and his team to bring the Emotion premium electric vehicle to market, while generating advanced technical solutions that benefit our customers.”

Fisker recently announced it will showcase the all-new EMotion in the Quanergy Systems, Inc. booth (#3315) at the upcoming 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, will be integrating five LiDAR sensors in to the Fisker EMotion.

Click on the download link on this page for a full copy of this press release, issued today by Fisker Inc.