Xing Mobility, an electric vehicle technology provider based in Taipei, Taiwan, has launched its advanced electric battery and powertrain products in the U.S. lawn care and outdoor power market. Appearing for the first time at GIE+Expo at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, the company will display its modularized, fast-install battery pack system alongside a range of integrated plug-and-play drivetrain accessories.
Xing Mobility’s Immersio Modular Battery System is a stackable energy solution that acts as a direct engine replacement and can be configured into a huge variety of size, shape and power needs. Made up of standardized, compact modules, the product is designed to make it as easy as possible for vehicle manufacturers to electrify their existing vehicle or equipment fleets or to design electric prototypes that can be tested and validated within a short development time.
The products are optimized to serve manufacturers who produce a mix of vehicle or equipment types and where configuring the powertrain within a tight chassis space is critical. In the lawn care and outdoor power market segment, applications for the battery system range from commercial lawn mower and snow removal equipment to light construction and agricultural vehicles.
Azizi Tucker, the company’s co-founder and CTO, says “We quickly identified the lawn care, garden and outdoor power industries as the prime potential benefactors of our modular battery technology. We know there is a huge demand for electrification in this market. The main drivers of this demand is compliance with noise and emission regulations, increasing the usability of the equipment in various conditions and terrains, and compatibility with development in autonomous-vehicle technology which are right around the corner.”
“In developing a product with ease-of-deployment and fast prototyping capability as a design priority, we hope to deliver electrified fleets to industrial equipment manufacturers as quickly as the industry demands,” continued Tucker.
The company is a producer of immersion cooling technology, a thermal management method that submerges battery cells directly in nonconductive cooling fluid. Immersion cooling in electric vehicles is now widely considered to be the most effective method of cooling due to the 100% cell-to-coolant contact.
Improved heat control and cell temperature uniformity enhances the lifecycle of a battery to as much as 3,000 charge cycles, the company claims. It allows each cell to reach its optimum performance levels while remaining compact and lightweight. Using a zero-turn lawnmower as an example, the company predicts that maximizing the vehicle’s performance and increasing the battery life can reduce the cost of lifetime fuel consumption to less than 20% of an average internal-combustion vehicle.
The battery is IP67-rated, made from durable components and materials and is shock and vibration proof. The company claims it will enable a user to reduce the lifetime cost of maintaining equipment to nearly half. The cooling fluid also contains fire-suppressant properties, making the technology safer for equipment handlers and first-time users of EV battery systems.
Xing Mobility hopes to garner interest from engine providers such as Kohler, Briggs & Stratton and Honda Engines. The company says its modular battery and powertrain products have already been installed in a large range of commercial, industrial and recreational applications including light construction vehicles, snowmobiles, light-duty trucks, recreational boats and its own supercar, the 'Miss R'.
Xing Mobility will debut its products at Booth 10173 at GIE+Expo at the Kentucky Exposition Center.