HELLA launched the company’s first 48-volt battery management system in series production in summer 2024.

HELLA’s 48-volt battery management system provides essential help in implementing vital mild hybrid functions that reduce CO2. These include, in particular, energy recovery during braking (recuperation), stronger acceleration (boosting) and drifting in idle with the engine switched off (sailing).

HELLA is also developing a battery management system for 12-volt applications in the low voltage field. In this context, the company plans to work with another cell manufacturer to produce a battery pack as well. The 12-volt battery management system can be used on electric vehicles.

Here, as well as supplying quiescent current when stationary or parked, it also offers a redundant energy supply. The system can also be installed in vehicles with classic internal combustion engines, where it can, for example, pave the way for a technical solution for the potential lead-acid battery ban.