J.D. Power and Motorq, a connected vehicle analytics and infrastructure company, announced a strategic alliance to provide EV owners and potential buyers with insights based on connected vehicle data.
The first product expected from this alliance involves measuring real-world electric vehicle (EV) battery health. They will do so in close collaboration with OEMs. The goal is to provide consumers with an independent measurement of the health of a vehicle’s EV battery, compared with when it’s new.
“EV shoppers have concerns about range and battery longevity,” said Dave Sargent, Vice President and Head of Connected Vehicles at J.D. Power, in a statement. “For used EVs, the range can be affected by a number of factors including how the vehicle has been driven and charged, and the temperature where it is being operated.”
By measuring the health of an individual EV battery over time, Sargent said J.D. Power and Motorq can offer greater transparency into an area that many consumers struggle to make their own assessment. “This information will give used EV shoppers greater confidence that they are buying a high-quality vehicle at a fair price.”
The best way to measure the health of an EV battery, according to Motorq CEO Arun Rajagopalan,is to see how it performs in the real world.
“We have developed a capability that leverages thousands of data points a day from each vehicle, takes account of different operating conditions and provides a normalized assessment of the true health of each individual vehicle’s battery,” he said in a statement.
The two companies plan to use thousands of measurements taken from a vehicle over time to better understand how an individual battery is performing.