Vaulta signed the MOU to pair its innovative graphene-based cell casing technology with three Canadian companies focused on battery energy solutions and the development of creative applications for graphene. Vaulta will work with Braille Energy Systems Inc. (BESI), Focus Graphite Inc. and Grafoid Inc. to conduct market analysis to identify new sectors of interest and co-developed projects.
Braille Energy Systems, which is working on solutions for electric vehicles and avionics and marine, currently produces lithium batteries that are used in the best performance cars in the world. The MOU with Braille Energy, a global leader in battery technology in performance vehicles, includes V8 Supercars and IndyCars.
Vaulta founder Dominic Spooner has worked to create a shift in battery casing technology that reduces the number of parts needed to house the batteries used in electric vehicles from about 20 down to just a few.
“I’m excited that our new battery casings will be used to help propel cars at speeds of up to more than 500kmh,” Spooner said.
“Braille is a world leader in the battery space, particularly when it comes to high performance motor vehicles... The lightness of our innovative casings, combined with their strength and thermal and electrical conductive qualities, will be a real asset in these batteries".
“Importantly, our casings also are designed to be more reusable and to reduce waste, and this will work well with both the current, premium products that Braille, Focus and Grafoid are renowned for, as well as the unique assets they’re developing for future use in electric vehicles and planes.”
Vaulta’s battery casings will be tested in the world’s fastest drag racers as a proof of concept to gauge how final products can be used in the real world. Braille Battery is currently the lithium battery of choice used in US IndyCar and Indy Lights, SuperGT and Australian V8 Supercars, along with a large majority of the prototypes and factory GT cars in the IMSA WeatherTech sports car series. It is also a supplier to top teams in NASCAR, Open Wheel, Drag Racing, Rally, Sports Car Club of America, US National Auto Sport Association, Drifting, Motorcycle and all levels of competition on both two and four wheels.
BESI plans to expand its market penetration into a wider range of market segments that require lightweight, high-performing energy solutions, using the most scientifically advanced materials.