While VERUS APEX aims to create an easily reconfigurable
so-called 'multiform' car using spatially variable elements in part of the car structure, FcBEV
underlies the basic functionality of the VERUS concept.
FcBEV battery design is a proprietary one based upon a flexible battery cell (patent pending) which enables enhanced
functionality improvements compared to other existing technology. As applied on VERUS design, the concept
improves on a) manoeuvrability b) on- and off-loading efficiency
and c) at enhanced potential, multi-chemistry functionality over standard Battery design for LCV or EV application.
batteries and chemistries are used, however by a suitable adaptation of 'physical design' - the FcBEV elementary
'unit-cell' design, and subsequent assembly of these cell units - this design lends itself to using the batteries effectively
'in all forms' i.e. in Solid state (Lead Acid, Lithium varieties) to potentially Hybrid
flow fluid (Zinc-air), and in the one and same assembly. Inter-conversion between various chemistry is effected
by interchanging standardised components as applicable for given battery chemistries, while the rest of the battery
structure remains in place.
'physical design' mentioned adopts a proprietary modification on a simple geometrical shape that -compared
to other conventional battery cell packaging- ensures a fuller spatial flexibility at cell-unit level, which ultimately
improves entire battery system flexibility. In final implementation (APEX VERUS), the entire battery package can
be 'wrapped' around and ultimately over the hosting vehicle body structure.
Potential 'Universal' Applicability
It is envisaged the same improvements can be easily extended
to other conventional vehicle designs. The battery packaging further addresses inherent EV disadvantages like low power-to-weight
and 'retroprogressive range retardation' by active management of battery loads and placement on the 'vehicle on
vehicle , and as well forms in effect a passive secondary safety shield element on the vehicle, among
main attributes. Work and testing is in progress to refine this basic design further.
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