NXP CEO Kurt Sievers has declared collaboration with Volkswagen centered on the electronics for electric vehicles (EVs) in a keynote speech opening of the NXP Connects developer conference.
“As part of the first wave of Volkswagen’s battery electric vehicle initiative, we’ll deliver up to 75 full-electric vehicle models to market by 20291,” said Dr. Holger Manz, Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems, Volkswagen AG. “Incorporating a functionally safe battery management system that can scale across many car models makes it easier to achieve the full power potential of a battery, optimized range, and the extension of the battery’s lifetime.”
“Volkswagen offers its customers rich options for the coming age of electrification,” said Lars Reger, NXP’s CTO. “We are proud to offer precision system-level solutions that scale across models, making it easy to design-in while offering the highest levels of safety.”
Volkswagen has adopted NXP’s battery management system (BMS) into its innovative MEB platform to help increase vehicle range, extend battery longevity, and enhance safety. NXP’s BMS provides the flexibility and scalability needed to meet the diverse range needs of today’s electro-mobility customers, whether they seek a compact car, the groundbreaking ID.3, a plug-in hybrid, or a luxury electric vehicle like the ID.4, Audi e-Tron or Porsche Taycan.
Currently, 16 of the leading Top 20 car makers have designed in NXP battery management solutions.