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How can companies improve electric vehicle battery life?

By ToniB

The electric vehicle battery is getting more advanced, which not only increases range, but will also help decrease costs.

The more affordable and advanced electric car batteries become, the more consumers will take a chance on purchasing electric vehicles. They may even discover how much fun these cars can be.

We recently spoke with Dave Lauzun, vice president of transportation and automotive at Siemens PLM Software, about electric car battery technology and how innovative research is leading to improved energy density and the ability to charge faster.

“Every function, every feature in an electric vehicle needs to be electrified,” he said. “You’d have electrified brakes, electrified HVAC – heating, ventilation, air conditioning – electrified steering. All of that has to be electrified, and that means it has to be software-controlled.” 

Software control needs to be top-notch as more electrified vehicles will rely on software to function. These capabilities are available and can improve electric car battery life.

HVAC and software will have to work in tandem as companies face the challenge of supplying an electric vehicle battery with great range, HVAC comfort and the ability to reach the next charging station without sacrificing anything that would be detrimental to customers.

In this video, Dave talks about the work being done to improve electric car battery capabilities and what companies must think about going forward when engineering the electric vehicle battery.

Watch other videos from our conversation with Dave Lauzun about electric vehicles, where we discuss electric vehicles in the current automotive revolution, easing consumer anxiety about electric vehicles, resolving electric vehicle technology challenges and electrifying fleet vehicles. Stay tuned for more.

About the author
Toni Boger is the editor-in-chief of Digital Transformations, the Thought Leadership blog for Siemens PLM Software. As the content strategist for the Siemens PLM Thought Leadership program, she oversees the content creation, management, publication and promotion for all content in the program. She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and English. Prior to joining Siemens, Toni worked as an associate site editor for TechTarget, a technology media company.

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