KTI – KEY TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION is a company specialized in the development of innovative solutions in the automobile industry, whose primary mission is to be able to contribute to resolving the global issue of atmospheric pollution.
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In these last few years KTI has been focusing on the New Mobility, Smart City and most importantly Maas (Mobility as a Service), which all require the use of electric vehicles exclusively.
However, as we well know, one of the main limitations to electric vehicles is their battery and its process of charging. The current technologies of the batteries and the various infrastructural problems, to which governments have been asked to manage, are significantly slowing down their diffusion.
After meticulous studies and considerations, both of economic and social nature, KTI believes that with the current technology available, the system of battery swapping would be the best option to resolve the aforesaid issues.
The motivations and objectives that brought to this choice are:
To be able to make the use of electric vehicles as simple as a traditional vehicle powered by internal combustion engines.
Increase the efficiency of electric vehicles by splitting the range of the vehicle from the number of batteries to be stored onboard in order to reach said range.
To produce a device that can “support” and be an integral part of the Smart Grids. The “smart grids” is undoubtedly a reality that will allow the definitive passage towards an energetic model that is distributed, intelligent and capable of integrating between each other the increasingly complex universe of renewable, clean and environmentally sustainable energy.
Eliminate the infrastructural problems generated from the necessity of installing the charging stations on land.
To achieve these keen objectives KTI has focused on the design and development of a swapping battery system that meets the following characteristics:
Our swapping battery station will have a final cost of at least 10 times inferior to the most economical of our competitors that is currently on the market. High costs of the station would cause the immediate failure of the project.
To produce high quantities, the mechanisms utilized must be simple and easily industrialised. For the design of our station we have made significant use of components already in production, which has allowed us to notably reduce costs and produce it on a very large scale without the need to surpass big investments for its industrialization.
• it does not require the making of any infrastructure for its installation.
• easily transportable
• easily substituted in the event of default (this will allow for the service to not be interrupted even in case of important damage to the station)
• Modular design with ability to quickly duplicate the system and so adjust it to the different needs.
• Least possible occupied space by the station
• All of the mechanism and at least 15/20 substitute batteries will have to be contained in the volume of a 20 ft container.
• Ease of use: even a non-expert, thanks to the interface on its console, will be able to complete the necessary operations for the swapping of the battery.
KTI is proud to announce that, thanks to the extension of a discrete number of patents, it has obtained the reach of these objectives with the creation of its Swapping Battery Station named SBES (Swapping Battery Economic System) and it prepares, in the coming months, to create functional prototypes to present to its potential clients.