New global ultra-premium EV brand Aehra has joined forces with battery supplier Miba Battery Systems (Miba) to develop bespoke battery solutions for the Aehra SUV and Sedan models.
The technical partnership with Miba will enable Aehra to elevate the battery technology that will power its SUV and Sedan models significantly beyond that offered by traditional ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions. By developing the battery pack in tandem with Miba Battery Systems, the two companies will create a bespoke solution specifically tailored for integration with Aehra’s vehicle architecture and body structure to optimize range, efficiency and weight saving.
“Miba operates a highly flexible approach, which is ideal for Aehra as we are developing EVs that transcend what is perceived as mainstream within the automotive industry,” said Stefano Mazzetti, Aehra Head of Purchasing and Procurement. “Miba is at the forefront of battery technology and production. By starting with a clean sheet of paper, rather than opting for an off-the-shelf solution, we can build strong synergies between Aehra and Miba to ensure that not only does the battery pack fully complement the body structure, but that the body structure fully complements the battery pack.”
The development process will optimize battery sustainability and repairability, to ensure long life of both the battery unit and the vehicle. In addition, Aehra’s holistic approach to energy prioritizes not only optimization of battery efficiency, but also the entire electric powertrain system including the electric motors and driveline inverters. It also extends to the transformative design of the SUV and forthcoming Sedan models, which set new standards for aerodynamics and reduced rolling resistance.
In addition to rewriting the vehicle design playbook by being the first manufacturer to fully exploit all the advantages by a flat EV architecture, Aehra is also taking a fresh approach to powertrain performance for customers seeking intelligent, ultra-premium sustainable mobility.
“We have no desire to build vehicles with 1 megawatt or 2 megawatt powertrains,” said Franco Cimatti, Aehra Chief Engineering Officer. “We will offer excellent dynamic performance of course – but we are not setting out to break any speed records. We will take a more measured approach to avoid the need to oversize the battery, which simply leads to increased cost, weight, inefficiency, and complexity.”
Aehra has previously stated its intention to offer customers range of 800km (497 miles) from a potential 120-kilowatt hour battery. To ensure optimum efficiency, AEHRA is a targeting a peak voltage at full charge of 925 volts with the capacity to charge at up to 350 kilowatts.
“This is an exciting partnership for the development and production of battery packs for high performance electric vehicles,” said Stefan Gaigg, Managing Director at Miba Battery Systems. “Our technology will help Aehra achieve its goal of delivering super-efficient vehicles in the premium EV segment. In addition to these performance targets, we share a common desire to reduce the carbon footprint and improve recyclability of the battery system.”