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New UK tech start-up Ionetic to offer small car makers battery development and production capacity from 2023

British tech start-up Ionetic, established in January this year, has revealed a new battery pack design platform that it claims is much more cost- and space-efficient than off-the-shelf solutions.

The company’s software automatically generates a battery pack design based around a series of adjustable parameters, using an architecture similar to that in the Tesla Model 3.

According to Ionetic, its software reworked an EV conversion company’s battery pack to boost it from 40kWh to 88kWh, without altering the size of its footprint.

The firm claims that these optimisations mean its custom-made packs are much more energy-dense than those commonly used by low-volume manufacturers, such as Model 3 or Nissan

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