With plans to expand our product offering as well as working with other OEMs and automotive partners in the marketplace, a critical element of Jonathan’s role in supply chain management is to oversee and develop continual safety and testing processes.
Each battery that comes to Connected Energy from our supply chain will undergo rigorous testing – on top of what it has already undergone within the automotive supply chain.
By utilising the battery pack in its entirety – without opening it up – we are able to leverage the massive investment that the OEM has made in the first life development to meet stringent automotive safety requirements.
Our tests include scrutinising fault codes, assessing battery capabilities to endure complete charge and discharge cycles, and ultimately defining the State of Health (SoH) of the battery.
Jonathan says: “As we expand our supply chain, we will review our testing on an individual basis to ensure that specific OEMs’ testing procedures and ours line up to maintain our stringent processes, as each battery type and OEM will have unique requirements.
“Once we have satisfied these acceptance tests, we will set specific guidelines for its second life to document its limits and capabilities, which we will collaborate on with the OEM.”