Gentherm, a developer of thermal management technologies in Northville Township, has announced that it is the lead investor in a Seed round of financing in Carrar, an Israel-based technology developer of advanced thermal management systems for the electric mobility market.
Carrar’s two-phase cooling technology leverages thermodynamics that has the potential to enable fast charging and discharging of a battery to overcome the challenges for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, on-board electronics, and charging infrastructures.
The technology is being developed to be applied in EV battery packs to address the significant challenges global automakers are facing with heat dissipation. Carrar’s solution is targeted at delivering uniform temperature for each cell and across the battery pack to preserve battery life and improve performance with greater safety.
“The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly and there is a need to develop safe, fast, and reliable solutions to solve the challenges our customers are facing,” says Phil Eyler, president and CEO of Gentherm. “We see potential opportunities with Carrar’s innovation to help expand our Battery Performance Solutions portfolio with a technology that can improve EV safety, performance, and charging speed while helping accelerate EV adoption.”
The two-phase cooling disruptive technology will play a major role in the future of the EV battery market by enabling faster charging and safer EV use that are key for mass adoption, says Erez Freibach, co-founder and CEO of Carrar. “Gentherm is delivering the future of battery thermal management solutions at scale and we look forward to working together with the goal of bringing our technology to the global market.”
Gentherm’s Battery Performance Solutions offer a wide range of technology that supports electromobility needs for a range of customers. The products are utilized in the thermal management of modern xEV vehicles, which includes full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), but also Cell Connecting Technologies for the sensing of critical data and the configuration of batteries.