Axeon has congratulated Jaguar Land Rover after its Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid advanced research project won two awards at last weekend’s RAC Future Car Challenge. The Jaguar XJ_e uses a 12.3kWh battery pack from Axeon to drive a 69kW motor, in conjunction with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The Jaguar XJ_e was awarded as Most Energy Efficient Luxury Car in the prototype class and also received the Royal Automobile Club Technical Panel’s Award of Merit. The Axeon battery pack provides the Jaguar XJ_e with an electric range of 25 miles and helps the car achieve CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km.
Lawrence Berns, Managing Director of Axeon, said: “We are delighted to have played a part in Jaguar Land Rover’s double award at the Future Car Challenge, particularly being recognised for technical achievement. The XJ_e is proof of Axeon’s ability to provide battery solutions for a diverse range of vehicles, in this case a luxury hybrid.”
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Axeon is one of Europe’s foremost designers and producers of Lithium-ion battery systems for electric (EV), hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). Axeon also delivers high volumes of batteries for e-bikes, power tools and mobile technologies from manufacturing bases in the UK and Poland. Axeon can also offer battery solutions for stationary energy storage applications. All these include state-of-the-art battery management systems, which deliver safe, durable performance.
Axeon’s battery and charger systems are designed and manufactured to exacting automotive standards by drawing on many years of battery experience. Currently these batteries have a range of up to 140 miles from a single charge and with stored capacity ranging from 5 kWh to 180 kWh. Strategic partnerships with many of the world’s most advanced cell manufacturers enable Axeon to specify the best cell for a particular application.
Axeon continues to invest in R&D to make better batteries, improve battery technology, reduce cost and increase performance. Current technology development programmes are part-funded by the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board, as well as the European Union’s Framework 7 programme. These include the production of a new light-weight battery using NCM pouch cells, the design and introduction of a new battery management system (BMS), the development of new cathode and anode materials, the design and production of battery systems for range-extended electric vehicles and the recycling of EV batteries.
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