Silicon Valley company develops off-highway electrification ‘ecosystem’

Dimaag, a company in Silicon Valley, USA, has developed a full electrification ‘ecosystem’ for off-road vehicles and will display a functioning Hitachi mini excavator at the Consumer Electrics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January.

The company’s ‘ENCORE’ system comprises swappable battery modules, inverters, motors, power electronics and software for electric vehicles (EV), as well as fast charging stations.

The company said that in addition to compact excavators, it will make its technology available to other OEMs and will show multiple EVs at CES; “solutions are in production readiness process with major OEM partners.”

Ian Wright, Dimaag’s head of engineering and a co-founder of Tesla, said; “The off-road EV solutions have considerably different requirements than the on-road EV solutions. It is important to safely provide full power for a full day of use for these off-road vehicles.

“The cost of these solutions has to be comparable to the current diesel-based solutions in order for EV transformation goals to become a reality. Dimaag’s ENCORE makes it possible to achieve all these requirements”.

Dimaag, which was founded in 2018 by tech entrepreneur Satish Padmanabhan, has offices in offices in Osaka, Japan and Bangalore, India..

It has a team of more than 150 staff focused on EV solutions for the off-road machinery space and charging solutions for both on-road and off-road EVs.

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