Case Study: Motive – Electric Vehicle Manufacturer

Electric vehicle lithium ion battery

Market: Large Motive

Solution: Electric Vehicle Manufacturer


U27-12XP U-Charge® Lithium Iron Magnesium Phosphate intelligent battery modules assembled into a system

BMS – HV Battery Management System for battery to battery balance control and monitoring as well as interface with all vehicle systems.

Features & Benefits:


  • High cycle life
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • No ventilation required
  • Reliable Electronics and Firmware
  • Safest Lithium Ion Chemistry
  • Rugged mechanical design
  • Flame retardant plastics
  • LED battery status indicator
  • Carrying Straps

Battery Pack

  • U-Charge Modules connect and report to a single Battery Management System (BMS) module
  • Scalable in series from 12V to 1000V
  • Scalable in parallel for extended run time
  • Inter-modular balancing by BMS
  • Safe to charge with most standard chargers
  • Communication of monitored data via CAN through BMS

Module Technical Specifications:

Parameter U27-12XP
Nominal Voltage 12.8 V
Nominal Capacity 138 Ah
Weight 19.6 kg / 43.1 lb


A leading US manufacturer of electric vehicles contacted Valence for battery solutions to power their battery electric vehicles (BEV) for multiple applications with a  diverse range of transportation options.

Battery electric walk-in delivery truckBattery Electric walk-in delivery trucks

The manufacturer’s class 5 and class 6 all-electric walk-in vans and medium-duty commercial trucks required a battery solution that would deliver up to 90-mile  range between recharging, top speeds of 65 miles per hour, and excellent hill performance.
Valence delivered a 360 V, 99-kWh modular system based on the U27-12XP U-Charge battery modules and the BMS-HV Battery Management technology.

Range Extended Electric Vehicles (REEV)

Range Extended Electric VehicleIn order to unveil the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks, the same manufacturer looked to Valence to provide the power and energy to achieve all-electric range of 45 miles and fuel savings of up to 30 percent when the units are operating in hybrid mode. Additionally, the end user, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the US, required that the trucks (bucket trucks, flat beds, and other service trucks) offer up to 75 kW of exportable power that could be used to provide power to the grid during planned or unplanned outages.

Once again, Valence delivered with a 350V, 54-kWh modular system based on a specially designed Valence battery module using our high power cell.

Motive – Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Case Study PDF