Lvchi Venere

Automotive application

Podium Advanced Technologies has developed and built the first prototype of the 104 kWh battery pack for a high performance full electric car presented at 2018 Geneva Motor Show by Lvchi Auto Group, a Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles.

“Venere” is a high-performance, 740 kW all-electric four-seater, developed in partnership with Italian engineering and design firm I.DE.A. Institute.
The whole electric powertrain system – including the battery pack, the BMS, the electric motors controls – has been designed, developed and assembled by Podium Advanced Technologies.

Lvchi Venere
Key project requirements

Full EV prototype

Usable energy
> 100 kWh

Gravimetric energy density
> 180 Wh/kg


Maximum discharge power:
320 kW

The 100+ kWh lithium ion battery pack, using the proprietary Podium Advanced Technologies BMS, has been designed with the target to optimize the trade-off between max power output and range extension, and has been assembled entirely in the Podium Advanced Technologies laboratories, using leading-edge wire-bonding technology facility.
The electric powertrain consists of four electric motors, two installed on the front axle and two on the rear axle, combined with a differential per axle, so as to implement a permanent all-wheel drive. The differential housing also contains a two-speed transmission to optimize the distribution of torque and power.