With all the talk of Porsche and battery tech, it’s easy to forget how important battery maintenance is to them.
In fact, if you asked a typical Porsche battery maintenance customer what they think about the company’s battery tech in the near future, chances are they’d say it’s “good”.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” says Craig Brown, an engineer and founder of the Battery Maintenance Group.
“I like that I can actually work on the batteries that I’m using.
It’s not just the cars that get a good charge, but also the cars on the road.”
But not everyone is so optimistic about the future of battery tech.
“The battery tech industry is changing so fast and it’s getting really hard to keep up with,” says Tom Riddell, the director of product management for Ford’s electric vehicles division.
“It’s a bit like the technology that drives cars.
There are some really cool new things coming out now, and they’re all pretty revolutionary, but we’ve still got a long way to go before we get to the point where we can really drive all these cars on our roads.”
It’s also hard to tell how far Porsche’s battery technology will be pushed in the future, since the company only has about 30 years of battery history.
“There are certainly things we can do to enhance battery life,” says Brown.
“We can make it last longer.
We can use less energy.
It will lead to some really interesting battery innovations in the not-too-distant future.” “
As we continue to progress in battery technology, we’ll continue to do more battery research, better understand what we can learn from different types of battery.
It will lead to some really interesting battery innovations in the not-too-distant future.”
The future of Porsche’s electric cars and battery technology: Where will it take us?
The Porsche battery company is currently exploring all sorts of battery technologies.
“In general, battery chemistry has been around for a long time, and we’ve had a lot of experience with them, but there is a huge gap in how we can achieve the performance we want for electric vehicles,” says Dr John Dolan, vice president of electric vehicles for Porsche.
“You’re going to have some interesting battery technologies in the next couple of years that will fundamentally change how we think about battery power.”
Dr Dolan says the key for Porsche to make electric cars as fast as possible is to look at different battery technologies and to think about how they could be used together.
“If we can design a battery with high energy density, low thermal conductivity, and low energy density to deliver that kind of performance, then we can actually achieve the maximum performance,” he says.
Dr Dola says Porsche will focus on these technologies because “they have the potential to be very powerful”.
The battery research and development teams at Porsche have been working on battery technologies for over a decade.
“Battery research and technology development has been in a long-term decline, because battery research is all about the car,” he said.
“So you see these big breakthroughs like Tesla’s batteries and all the other battery technologies, but that’s the same with the electric car.
You have to look back at the technology development history of the electric vehicle.”
Dr Brown agrees that battery research has been slowing down over the last couple of decades.
“For a while, it was a slow-paced, slow-growth industry, because people thought, ‘We’ll just use this and see what happens’.
But with battery research you need to look for the things that are really novel and that can be applied to the electric vehicles in the long term.”
“We’ve always done research in batteries for the electric cars.
It was always going to get a little more difficult to scale up because it has been this constant, steady march,” says Riddel.
“That said, I think the future is going be very exciting for us, and that’s what we’re working on.”