A battery management system or BMS is core to the functionality of an EV. While much has been documented, written, and talked about the mechanical, electrical, and software architecture of a BMS, not much has been written about the algorithmic architecture of the BMS. Of-course a relevant question that could be asked at this point - is the time spent in creating an algorithmic platform worth it? Here at Ather, developing and deploying such an architecture has helped us immensely in creating a robust and reusable platform.
Shivaram and Hari from our battery and engineering teams, talk about the basic algorithmic structure of the Ather BMS and how it has helped accommodate the many different use cases of the Ather 450X.
If you’re curious about how the BMS algorithms work, this is an interesting read!