FIA world record research vehicle

Automotive application

FIA world record research vehicle

Key project requirements

| 18650 Cylindrical cells
| Custom 35 kWh battery pack
| System energy density above 200 Wh/kg

Podium Advanced Technologies has designed and built the
Blizz Primatist and all its components: from batteries
and electronics to chassis, body structure, aerodynamics,
and propulsion.
With an astonishing Cx of 0.11, Blizz Primatist is a full electric
vehicle powered by a 204 hp electric motor, fueled by a Li-Ion
35 kWh custom battery pack.
One of the main challenges has been the identification and
characterization of Lithium cells with the highest specific
energy, that could allow to limit the weight of the 35 kWh
battery pack below 180 kg, given a total vehicle weight target
below 500 kg, and tuning our BMS to let them perform at their fullest potential.

On 30 April and 1st of May 2021 at the circuit of Nardo’ in Italy the Blizz Primatist has broken seven FIA world land speed records over 10 miles, 100 km, 100 miles for a full electric vehicle in both under 500 kg and above 500 kg weight categories, plus 1 hour world record in the former.

Main features

  • Safety: BMS Design compliant for ISO 26262
  • Scalable slave-master architecture, handles systems
    up to 1.000 V
  • Cell dissipative balancing


  • Real time monitoring cells & components voltage
    and temperatures
  • Advanced algorithms for SOC/SOH estimation
  • Advanced SOP estimation with realtime cell
    thermoelectrical models
  • Electromechanical components feedback monitoring
    and degradation estimation (fuses, contactors)
  • Control and monitoring of the thermal management system
  • Sensing of current, water leak, internal humidity, etc
  • Ground fault monitoring of grounded or ungrounded systems

Services related to BMS

  • Testing and modelling of battery cells
    and systems
  • Experimental characterization of cells
    for accurate state estimation algorithms
    (e.g., SOC, SOE, SOH, SOP)
  • BMS hardware and software development
    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
    battery systems
  • Consulting in the field of battery systems

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