Appearing for the first time at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida, the company will display their modularized, fast-install battery pack system alongside a range of integrated, plug-and-play drivetrain accessories.
XING Mobility, an electric vehicle (EV) technology provider, has launched its advanced electric battery and powertrain products in the marine and boat market. Appearing for the first time at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida, the company will display their modularized, fast-install battery pack system alongside a range of integrated, plug-and-play drivetrain accessories.
XING Mobility’s Immersio™ Modular Battery System is a stackable energy solution that acts as a direct engine replacement and can be configured into a huge variety of size, shape and power needs. Uniquely made up of standardized, compact modules, the product is designed to make it as easy as possible for boat and marine vehicle manufacturers to electrify their existing fleets, or to design electric prototypes that can be tested, validated and certified within a short development time. The products are optimized to serve manufacturers who produce fleets in low-to-medium volume with a high-mix of vehicle or marine equipment types, and where configurability of the powertrain within unusual hull or chassis space is critical. In the boating and marine industry, applications of the Immersio™ Modular Battery System can range from high performance boat applications to passenger ferries.
On announcing the launch of their products in North America, the company’s co-founder and CTO, Azizi Tucker, explained that; “We quickly identified the marine and boating industries as prime potential benefactors of our modular battery technology because we know there is a huge unmet demand for electrification in this market. We see the main drivers of this demand to be a reduction in noise, vibration, odors and emissions as well as an increase in reliability due to the lack of maintenance needed in electric boats. In developing a product with ease-of-deployment and fast prototyping capability as a design priority, we hope to deliver electrified fleets to marine equipment manufacturers as quickly as the industry demands.”
Notably, the company are a market leader in immersion cooling technology, a thermal management method that submerges battery cells directly in non-conductive cooling fluid. Immersion cooling in electric vehicles is now widely considered to be the most effective method of cooling due to the 100% cell-to-coolant contact. This improved heat control and cell temperature uniformity enhances the lifecycle of the battery to 3000 charge cycles or more and allows each cell to reach its optimum performance levels while remaining compact and lightweight. Taking a high-performance personal speedboat as an example, XING Mobility predicts that by maximizing the vehicle’s performance and increasing the battery life with immersion cooling technology, electrification can reduce the cost of lifetime fuel consumption to less than 20% of that of an average internal combustion engine vehicle.
Aside from being IP68-rated and made from durable components and materials, the cooling fluid contains fire-suppressing properties, which makes the technology extremely safe for use on waters where safety requirements and regulations are understandably stringent. Additionally, being shock and vibration proof allows users of the technology to reduce the lifetime cost of maintaining the marine equipment to nearly half.
Aiming to offer an electric alternative to engine providers such as Volvo Penta, Cummins, Mercury Marine and Honda Engines, the company’s modular battery and powertrain products have already been installed in marine equipment and in other commercial and industrial applications including a recreational speed boat and the company’s own 1 Megawatt, 1341 horsepower electric supercar. XING Mobility will debut their products to the marine industry for the first time at Booth 1053 in the Engine Tent in Bahia Mar at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 30 – November 3.