Discover CleanTech, Issue 4, August 2022

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Under the Hood of the Electric Vehicle Sector

The company making it easier to get new batteries to market Batteries are essential to our energy future. But adapting batteries for new applications is not always easy. UK-based Danecca, founded by the battery expert who worked on Jaguar’s iconic I-Pace electric crossover sport utility vehicle, aims to change that with a novel approach. BY JASON DEIGN, MADE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DANECCA

Batteries will be everywhere in the energy systems of tomorrow. The need to maximise the use of all available renewable electricity will drive battery developments in areas ranging from transportation to industry. But right now, there is an issue in adapting batteries to all these potential use cases; most batteries are mass-produced in Asia with little consideration for their end use. Danecca, based at Silverstone in the UK, aims to change this with several major innovations based on founder and managing director Danson Joseph’s experience in developing the power supply for Jaguar’s sleek I-Pace coupé sport utility vehicle. At Danecca, “our focal area is the battery system, agnostic of any cell technology,” says Joseph. This potentially makes Danecca’s batteries better able to serve specific industries and use cases. But even if a battery can be adapted for a new application, scaling up production can be a problem for companies that are not ready to order products in bulk from Asia. Here again, Danecca is looking to help. In future, the company plans to “establish manufacturing facilities that can do – depending on the customer requirements – 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 units, with smaller jumps,” Joseph says. Vertical Aerospace’s VX4 four-passenger prop plane. Photo: Vertical Aerospace

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