Deep in the foothills of south Edinburgh, in a non-descript garage, Dukosi engineers have been busy working away on our low-speed vehicle – the Dukosi buggy.
Reaching a milestone earlier this month, the buggy now operates using Evoic technology. Driving around the estate at top speeds of less than 10mph, the buggy is providing us with a lot of useful data. This is allowing us to improve and hone the Evoic technology and means we can progress towards scaling up the system.
Evoic technology works on a cell-level basis. This provides measurable benefits in battery intelligence, improved battery design, cost reductions and performance. It also means a lifetime history of the cell can be provided, increasing its second-life potential.
More from inside the garage and the Dukosi buggy will be documented soon. So watch this space!
For the summer (not that we’ve had much of one in Scotland…) we have also had Josh Leworthy on board as an intern. Josh is currently a fifth-year mechanical engineering student at Heriot-Watt University and has been directly assisting Joel, our chief technology officer.
A full blog on the work Josh has been conducting, specifically on the thermal test chamber, will be up on the site soon.