MUMBAI—ION Energy Inc., a leading provider of advanced electronics for electric vehicles, will supply battery management systems (BMS) to Ray Electric Motors, a startup company based in Barcelona that recently launched its first electric scooter.
The RAY 7.7 e-scooter is powered by a 10.7-kilowatt motor coupled to a 7.7-kilowatt battery. The fixed high-density lithium-ion battery promises to deliver a top speed of 125 kilometers per hour and a range of up to 150 kilometers with fast-charging support. Ray Electric Motors plans to target major European metropolitan areas before expanding to the United States.
“For the BMS, Ray Electric Motors was on the lookout for a credible partner with a proven technology that’s been tested and deployed in electric two-wheelers,” says Akhil Aryan, CEO of ION Energy. “Inherently, lithium-ion batteries are unstable and require dedicated management to prevent damage and degradation of the asset.
“Battery management systems, also known as the ‘brain’ of the battery, are responsible for the efficiency, safety and longevity of lithium-ion batteries,” explains Aryan. “The primary role of the BMS is to ensure the battery operates within its safe operating area by continuously monitoring its current state and logging performance data in real-time. [Our] FS-LT BMS delivers on both safety and performance, making it the perfect system to manage the RAY 7.7”
In addition to automotive-grade safety features, the FS-LT device is built with wireless smartphone connectivity and is compatible with ION Energy’s proprietary cloud-based analytics platform. The platform will allow Ray Electric Motors to send over-the-air updates to its scooters, continuously improving the life and performance of the vehicles.