In a landmark development, Infinitev, a pioneer in the electric vehicle (EV) battery sector, has entered into a strategic partnership with Kia Australia, an innovator in the local automotive scene. This alliance aims to significantly reform the way electric vehicle batteries are reused, repurposed, and recycled, thereby addressing the environmental challenges that accompany the entire lifecycle of these batteries.
The burgeoning growth of the electric vehicle market has led to an increasing demand for sustainable battery technologies. By merging Infinitev's avant-garde capabilities in eco-friendly technology with Kia’s well-established global reputation as a mobility solutions provider, this partnership seeks to establish a new paradigm for EV battery management. The objective is to create scalable, sustainable solutions that set unprecedented standards in electric vehicle sustainability.
Dickson Leow, General Manager of Infinitev, expressed his enthusiasm for the battery reuse and repurpose program, "We are proud to have a holistic solution that addresses the environmental concerns associated with electric vehicle batteries. Our innovative reuse approach ensures that the transition to a circular economy is not only sustainable but also reduces waste and preserves valuable resources. Through responsible battery management, we can accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and build a greener Australia."
With over 40 years of experience in automotive electronics and cutting-edge R&D, Infinitev has devised a holistic suite of solutions for battery lifecycle management. When a battery in a vehicle exhibits reduced functionality, it undergoes a 'SafetyCheck,' an exhaustive examination that includes both physical and electrochemical evaluations. Post this rigorous assessment, specialised diagnostic tools known as 'HealthCheck' are employed for in-depth performance analysis. This results in the categorisation of battery modules into three grades:
- A-grade modules are utilised for constructing EV traction batteries.
- B-grade modules find utility in energy storage systems.
- C-grade modules are processed for material recovery through recycling.
Damien Meredith, Chief Executive Officer at Kia Australia said, “We are currently in the very early stages of developing a solution tailored to Kia customers that will allow their electric vehicle batteries to be refurbished instead of discarded.”
“What happens to an electric vehicle battery at the end of its life is an important consideration when it comes to EV buyers, so this is a very significant program.”
Kia Australia, which introduced its first-generation Niro in 2021, has been making strides towards becoming an authentic leader in sustainable mobility solutions. With vehicles like the award-winning Kia EV6, the company has a comprehensive approach to mitigating environmental impacts.
To conclude, the partnership between Infinitev and Kia Australia signifies a major advancement in sustainable transportation. By leveraging each other’s strengths, the duo aims to forge a more ecologically responsible future, thereby revolutionising the entire spectrum of electric vehicle battery management.
For further information, contact:
Dickson Leow at Infinitev (email@example.com, +61 458 043 150) or
Alyson MacDonald at Kia Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org, +61 411 244 676)