Rimac Technology has partnered with EVE Energy to manufacture battery cells in Europe through 2027 in an agreement that will address the need for sustainable energy solutions and bolster the local European supply chain, the companies say. EVE will focus on cell manufacturing while Rimac Technology will focus on the development and high-volume production of a battery module and pack platform using the cells.
Rimac Technology said it already has a series of projects with “large European OEMs” that will use this platform, which the company says creates “high-performance battery systems at competitive cost and fully customizable configurations.” The company said the solution meets the demands of the industry offering energy density, customizable cell-to-pack solutions and an advanced battery management system.
One key advantage of 46XX cylindrical cells lies in their alignment with evolving regulations regarding thermal propagation, Rimac said. The cell’s cylindrical format lends itself to optimal thermal management which is crucial for the safety and reliability of electric vehicles, according to the companies.