Podcast #68: How Software Intelligence is Driving Safer, Sustainable Battery Management

As more and more carmakers are now introducing electric vehicles (EVs), the battery and its charging and safety have gained the utmost importance. Counterpoint Research’s data shows EV sales crossed 10 million units in 2022. And as more users and fleet owners consider EVs, be it passenger cars, taxis, or even electric trucks, the range anxiety and charging infrastructure are where many are held back. So, what are companies doing to address these issues?

In a discussion with Qnovo, a company that specializes in developing intelligent lithium-ion battery management software, we gained some interesting insights on how it improves the battery performance in EVs. The desired user experience, be it charging or performance that replicates internal combustion engines, is essential for EV adoption. But how are carmakers and battery companies working together to deliver the best experience?

 In the latest episode of ‘The Counterpoint Podcast’, host Jeff Fieldhack is joined by Qnovo CEO Nadim Maluf to talk about the intelligent battery management platform and more. They discuss topics including EVs, battery charging and performance, safety, and much more. The discussion also focuses on Qnovo’s technology implementation beyond EVs.

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You can read the podcast transcript here.

Podcast Chapter Markers

00:56 – Nadim introduces Qnovo and his role.

02:32 – Nadim talks about the growth drivers within the EV space.

05:22 – Nadim breaks down the various facets of battery performance.

07:55 – Nadim explains the need for quick charging times for fleet vehicles, delivery trucks, and taxis.

10:08 – Nadim talks about the short-term fix for EV charging infrastructure.

13:56 – Nadim highlights some of the key implementations by EV players that could accelerate adoption.

15:30 – Nadim sheds light on where we can see Qnovo’s technology beyond EVs.

17:54 – Nadim on how battery tech is progressing in the smartphone space from a sustainability point of view.

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Ritesh is a Global Content Manager with Counterpoint Technology Market Research. With over 10 years of experience, he is joining Counterpoint from BGR India where he was the Head of Features. At BGR, Ritesh also used to cover tech news, product launches, and review consumer tech. Ritesh is a science graduate from Mumbai University, with major in Physics. He followed his passion for tech, took up writing as a career and is also a well-known tech journalist in the industry.

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