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Xing Mobility Electrifies 1969 Chevy Camaro
05.01.19  Junko Yoshida

Under the hood of electrified Chevy Camaro (Photo: EE Times)
Plug and Play installation of Xing Mobility's Immersion Cooled Modular
Battery Pack System (Source: Xing Mobility)
Specifications for Xing Mobility's immersion cooled battery pack modules
(Source: Xing Mobility)

Xing Mobility has figured out a way to completely immerse lithium-ion
battery cells in a self-cooling, non-conductive engineered fluid called
Novec, developed by 3M. The result of Xing Mobility’s cooling technology is
“extremely high-power output and charge rates while remaining lightweight,”
claimed the company.

A system that uses immersion cooling technology answers the thermal
management challenges every EV faces. Xing Crossing explained that immersion
cooling enabled the company to achieve extremely high battery performance,
while significantly improving battery life and allowing for high speed

There is also, noted Hong, a strong case for safety. Because the immersion
cooling fluid is based on a waterless fire suppression solution, the battery
pack comes with built-in fire resistance. It “immediately dissipates any
heat arising from cell-to-cell thermal runaway or damage whether through
defective cells or damage to the pack,” according to Xing Mobility.

This feature, in addition to proprietary operation algorithms built into the
pack, facilitates safe installation and operating conditions for users of
the battery system, the company said. “This safety feature is particularly
appealing for small to medium sized companies and their customers who don’t
necessarily have Tesla-sized budgets and resources to build safety systems
into their lithium battery packs.”

Hong acknowledged that the idea for immersion cooling technology is not
entirely new. It’s been used in cooling server boards for Google and
Facebook data centers, for example. The technology is also exploited to cool
CPUs and GPUs running bit coins and gaming. Xing Mobility, however, is the
first to use 3M’s engineered fluid for EV batteries, Hong claimed.

Xing also designed its battery pack on a Lego-like micro-module that can be
stacked and interlocked. This is significant because it allows battery pack
modules to fit in any vehicle’s particular size and shape requirements.

Xing Mobility’s electrified Camaro has a battery pack of 106 modules (4452
Lithium-ion 18650 cells) that fits within the vehicle’s existing engine
space. This did not require any modifications to the original bodywork of
the 50-year-old Camaro.

Who will buy it?
While each passenger EV maker is designing its own battery packs, specialty
vehicle manufacturers face a thornier problem, because they must deal with
so many different shapes (i.e. boom trucks, concrete mixers and cranes) and
applications. Hong said that these companies also want to go electric due to
the growing demand on the market, operational costs and compliance reasons.

In fact, among the world’s motorized vehicles in 2014, two thirds were
“specialty vehicles,” said Hong. Each model demands a lower volume, while
asking for high mix of applications.

Hong acknowledged that immersion cooling technology makes Xing’s battery
pack more expensive. The silver lining, said Hong, is that Xing Mobility
offers battery pack modules complete with fully connected accessories and
powertrain components. Its solution functions as a “a plug-and-play” or
“drop-in” replacement for existing engines or powertrains, according to the

The key to Xing Mobility’s offerings is that it provides “a whole kit,” said
Hong. Battery packs come with connected accessories. They include built-in
battery management systems and active safety systems, in addition to
advanced cooling kits and power distribution technology. Xing Mobility also
offers motors and adaptors for transmissions. This “enables vehicle makers
with or without previous experience of EV systems to install and connect
power in a matter of hours,” claimed the company.

Specifications for Xing Mobility's immersion cooled battery pack modules
(Source: Xing Mobility)

Why Taiwan?
Taiwan’s automotive industry hopes to build its future on EVs. At the
opening ceremony of the auto parts & accessary show in Taipei, Winner Yu,
Chairman of the Taiwan Autotronics Collaborative Alliance, declared, “Tesla
is Taiwan’s important partner,” thus stressing that the region’s automotive
supply chain is inspired by Tesla.

With no Taiwanese branded EVs available commercially, associating Taiwan
with EV seems like a stretch. Yet, as Xing Mobility’s Tucker once said,
don’t forget that EVs are leveling the playing field for many new carmakers
who are 100 years behind conventional automakers like Mercedes Benz.
Taiwan’s proudest advantage is an agile, flexible, exceptionally fast and
hard-working supply chain network. Tucker said that 90 percent of parts and
components used in Xing Mobility’s race car were sourced from a  a radius of
300 kilometers. “Taiwan offers the shortest distance from the concept to
reality,” he noted.
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