OSU Receives Much Anticipated Battery Modules

After an extensive design process, the OSU EcoCAR team is ready to make its Extended Range Electric Vehicle a reality with battery modules donated by A123Systems. Here are a few benefits of the new battery:

  • The team’s GM-donated vehicle will have enough power to drive all electric for 40 miles, up to full speed and full performance
  • It will be installed to have very little intrusion to the passenger compartment and trunk cargo bay
  • It will be liquid cooled using a vacuum brazed heat exchanger designed by the EcoCAR team

The OSU team is excited to begin construction and assembly of the battery packs, and more importantly, begin HIL communication testing and fault detection/prevention.

A big thank you to A123Systems for its support and prompt delivery of such a crucial part of the OSU team’s vehicle design!

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