KLD Energy’s Battery Management System Now Certified

KLD Energy announced the company has received official certification for its proprietary battery solution for electric vehicles.

The company describes itself as an emerging leader in electric drive system engineering, development and manufacturing.

Its battery solution is part of KLD’s oneDRIVE electric propulsion system designed for two and four wheel vehicles. KLD is coming off the successful launch of oneDRIVE at the Electric Drive Transportation Association’s (EDTA) annual event in Washington, DC, and the Green Vehicle Expo in China, where it showcased its all-new electric propulsion system.

The certifications were conducted by Quanta Laboratories in the San Francisco Bay Area and the tests were specifically on KLD’s rechargeable battery that features Samsung lithium-ion cells.

KLD said Samsung is widely recognized in the battery industry for their high quality, safety, reliability and performance.

“KLD Energy’s advanced Battery Management System (BMS) provides vehicle manufacturers with a turnkey solution for their electric propulsion programs. The certifications received further validates our technology and puts oneDRIVE in an incredible position to compete in the global market,” said Ray Caamano, Chief Scientific Officer. “Battery technology is constantly evolving and we believe our system is far more advanced than any other available battery option today. This certification substantiates years of engineering and hard work and brings our battery solution to the forefront of the electric vehicle discussion.”

Using the KLD design and strategic partnership with Samsung SDI, the KLD lithium-ion battery is lightweight, has a high energy density, provides sustainable power that is flexible, and has a low cost of ownership. Per KLD, the efficient Battery Management System design ensures a high performance, longer-lived battery.

KLD said its BMS features a flexible modular core design, three levels of short circuit protection (cell, module and pack level) and an ask-function that isolates the energy within the pack until the BMS confirms it is safe to supply it. All of these control and safety features combined with a rugged enclosure enable the KLD battery pack to meet or exceed international industry standards, including: IP66 water resistance, UN 38.3 shipping/transportation, and IEC 62133 global battery safety regulations.

The battery pack features a Controller Area Network Bus (CAN Bus) communication protocol, which allows multiple packs to be configured for range and performance options that manufacturers can offer customers for a vehicle. CAN Bus also allows the battery packs to be connected in series for the increased voltage needed for higher speed applications.

KLD said its BMS is currently featured on a variety of vehicles hitting the market.

Cenntro Motors is the first recognized automotive partner for KLD with its Kombi, which is a utility vehicle developed for small fleets and municipalities. The Kombi is available for sale in the United States in limited production volume. The oneDRIVE is also featured on several 2-wheel vehicles.