In 2022, battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs) sales were a highlight in a mostly down market, growing year over year by more than 65%. In the year ahead, Cox Automotive says it is forecasting a milestone for the U.S. auto industry: One million EVs sold.
At NADA, held in Dallas from Jan. 26-29, Cox Automotive says it will be showcasing the next phase of its EV battery health scoring and diagnostics, built in partnership with Spiers New Technologies (SNT). The pilot of Cox Automotive’s new EV Battery Health mobile app and Bluetooth dongle will launch at 10 Manheim locations across the U.S. in 2023.
Cox Automotive says its mobile Battery Health tool directly evaluates each car and provides VIN-specific information. The tool measures current battery condition, historical data (times, temperatures and types of charges) and performance, which the company’s patented health algorithm then uses to produce a VIN-specific battery score ranging from 1-5. That score, along with information on the battery’s current estimated range, is all included in the EV Battery Health Report.
The company’s global EV battery service network, operated in collaboration with Spiers New Technologies, has dedicated locations across the U.S. and Europe.