ION Energy, US based provider of advanced electronics for electric vehicles and energy storage solutions, has entered into an agreement to supply battery management systems (BMS) to electric scooter startup, Ray Electric Motors. Founded in 2019, the Barcelona based startup recently launched its first smart electric scooter, the RAY 7.7. The e-scooter is powered by a 10.7kW motor coupled to a 7.7kWh battery. The fixed high density lithium-ion battery promises to deliver a top speed of 125kmph and a range of up to 150km with fast charging support.
Battery Management Systems (BMS), also known as the "brain" of the battery, are responsible for the efficiency, safety, and longevity of lithium-ion batteries. The primary role of the BMS is to ensure the battery operates within it's Safe Operating Area (or SOA) by continuously monitoring its current state and logging performance data in real-time. ION Energy's "smart" 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 BMS is built with wireless smartphone connectivity and compatible with ION Energy's proprietary cloud-based analytics platform. The platform will allow Ray Electric Motors to send over-the-air (OTA) updates to its scooters, continuously improving the life and performance of the asset. In its first year, RAY will manufacture a limited set of 1000 vehicles and has plans to scale up to a minimum of 10000+ e-scooters by 2023. The company plans to target major metropolitan areas of Europe before expanding to the United States and other regions.
Commenting on the partnership, Akhil Aryan, CEO & Co-founder of ION Energy said, "We're excited to work with an innovative partner like RAY. Their smart electric scooter does not compromise on speed, power, range or design. We believe IONs smart BMS & cloud analytics solutions coupled to RAY's platform will offer exceptional experience to consumers in Europe and globally."