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Using Real-Time Data to Assess & Improve Cold-Weather EV Charging

CerebrumX leverages AI & data collection to increase battery and charging efficiencies.

Geoff Giordano

January 5, 2024

2 Min Read
winter EV charging
EV charging can be much less efficient in fluctuating winter temperatures.Credit: 3alexd / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

While cold weather remains a challenge for EV drivers—sapping battery charging efficiency—data-management experts CerebrumX have crunched the numbers to find out exactly how much winter whips your batteries.

Using its proprietary technology platforms to assess data gleaned in direct partnership with battery OEMs, CerebrumX has determined that fluctuating temperatures can increase EV charging times from 10% to 20% and decrease their efficiency. That’s because frigid temperatures slow the battery’s chemical reactions, reducing output. However, armed with this knowledge, EV drivers and fleet owners can prepare—and keep their vehicles running smoothly.

Providing a window into how batteries fare in chilly climes is Cerebrum X, based in Princeton, New Jersey. The company “provides a ubiquitous AI-powered data management platform to enable the activation of connected vehicle data,” it explains.

More specifically, CerebrumX maintains direct communication with battery manufacturers to acquire battery data. After obtaining the most up-to-date information directly from the source, that data is securely integrated into the CerebrumX ADLP, or Augmented Deep Learning Platform. From there, the company uses its cutting-edge AI and machine learning algorithms to analyze the data. The platform’s advanced analytical tools extract meaningful insights from that data to give manufacturers “a deep understanding of their battery performance and facilitate strategic decision-making,” the company explained.

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Charging station insights

CerebrumX works exclusively with data for passenger vehicles and light commercial fleet vehicles to provide predictive real-time data insights to battery OEMs. One of the company’s key strategies is collecting and analyzing data in real time from charging stations, optimizing energy outputs based on location and time of day.

The company’s EVConnect tool can then help EV users decide how best to charge their EVs by selecting optimal charging locations and times. Ultimately, this contributes not only to better-functioning EV batteries, but also to smart-city data infrastructure platforms—maximizing the benefits of renewable energy sources like solar panels, and even providing in-car notifications so drivers can find the nearest charging stations and reserve a charging slot.

At present, “our focus is on collaborating exclusively with vehicle OEMs to maintain the accuracy, integrity, and privacy of data,” a CerebrumX spokesperson asserted. “While we haven't directly advised particular brand owners or individual EV users, our strategic partnerships with leading OEMs allow us to extract tailored insights that could enhance the efficiency of electric vehicles.

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“Through our solutions, we strive to contribute to the advancement of the broader landscape of electric vehicles to ultimately benefit end users by enhancing the efficiency and performance of electric vehicles in various environmental conditions.”

About the Author(s)

Geoff Giordano

Geoff Giordano is a tech journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in all facets of publishing. He has reported extensively on the manufacturing, medical, and plastics industries. A top-shelf content creator, versatile large-market journalist, and tireless communications strategist, Geoff notes that after running a daily news operation, everything else is a piece of cake. Contact him at [email protected].

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