MODULAR, SAFE, AND COST EFFECTIVE CHOICE FOR MINING ELECTRIFICATION
Mining Site in Asia
A mid-size mineral mining site located in Asia employed about 20 dump trucks. After running on diesel for over 20 years, these dump trucks are now facing issues such as increasing diesel fuel cost, high maintenance and repair cost, and decreasing working efficiency, let alone creating pollution and unsafe working conditions. This customer requested to use IMMERSIO™ Modular Battery System, enabling their dump trucks to perform more consistently and efficiently than running on diesel.
Modularity Allows Fast Prototyping
Like out case study customer, XING Mobility realized most customers have a strong demand to produce small number of electric vehicles, no matter it is vehicle users only need to convert a few vehicles, or vehicle integrator or manufacture require to make prototypes. IMMERSIO™ allows vehicle manufacturers to easily and quickly convert vehicle fleets and to utilize existing or unused chassis as the compact size and flexibility of the module can accommodate unusual geometry or packaging dimensions.
Cost Effective Electrification Choice
High operation cost is a major pain point that most customers in the mining industry face. On average each mining dump truck’s diesel cost is around USD$95,000 every year, which is a heavy load for the mining site. Each vehicle's maintenance cost about USD$290,000 during a diesel engine’s 8 years life cycle.
Due to diesel engine’s thermal efficiency, a dump truck’s combustion efficiency is only 20%. Low combustion efficiency causes the vehicle to pause 5 to 6 times a day to refuel, which lowers working efficiency. The attrition rate of diesel engine components is high, increasing the frequency of repairing.
Total Cost of Ownership Break Down: ICE vs EV
Advanced Safety with Immersion-Cooling
Thermal control is one of the most critical features and considerations when designing battery systems for electric vehicles. The battery cells only have a narrow window of operating temperature for optimal performance. Same as this mining case study customer, operation safety is one of biggest concerns for most end-users as well.
With immersion cooling, the battery cells are directly immersed in a non-conductive, non-flammable, and non-toxic fluid with a dynamic flow rate across the system. Along with IMMERSIO™ Modular Battery System's safety features, including XING Battery Management System, Battery Active Safety System, and more, making every process, such as the developing, testing, and operating, all secure and safe for our customers.