Research devise high-performance batteries for closer reality of electric mobility


To facilitate the comprehensive roll out of electric mobility, a pioneer fellow at ETH is looking into their manufacturing with improved cost-effectiveness. This is aimed between 0 and 100 km/h in merely 2.6 seconds. The machine is called Julier, which is the first electric car to have won the Formula Student competition in 2013 against cars with traditional combustion engines.

In fact, the research fellow is the first behind battery back since a young age of 22 while pursuing mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich. The team of researchers at ETH spent an entire year working and fine-tuning the supercar by means of taking part in races across Europe and winning several prized and awards.

The goal is to construct the fastest car in the automobile industry. And, for this the weight of the battery makes a huge difference. Since the time of being an undergraduate, lithium-ion batteries would be the key to e-mobility was understood. Today, the pioneer fellow is researching to manufacture high-performance batteries with improved cost-effectiveness.

This is because electric cars are still expensive to replace cars with combustion engines completely. And, battery is the most important component for this. If the objective is to switch private transport from fossil fuels to battery-operated, cheaper and better batteries is the need of the hour.

Meanwhile, the experience to participate in one of the biggest engineering competitions of the world has had a lasting impact on the researcher. From eight years since then, the current development is exciting. The time spent in the workshop helps to turn ideas into reality, the parts that are self-designed on the computer are installed, and it goes like this.

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