Posted On: Monday, January 30, 2017
According to a press release issued January 23rd, 2017,
An internationally operating commercial vehicle manufacturer based in northern Europe has entrusted AKASOL with the serial production of lithium-ion battery systems for its entire fleet of ebuses. The contract, which represents hundreds of millions of euros and lasts until 2023, outlines a close, long-term partnership between both companies and involves the supply of up to 4,500 battery systems. “Thanks to our technological expertise and nearly 30 years of experience in the field of traction battery systems for the automotive industry, we made an impressive bid and were able to set ourselves apart from the competition,” says Sven Schulz, CEO of AKASOL
The battery system was developed to comply with ISO 26262, these lithium-ion battery systems can be fast-charged with up to 500 kW and achieve more than 3,000 full cycles. They also meet Automotive Safety Integrity Level ASIL-C, as well as the EUCAR, GB/T, UN 38.3 and EDE R100 safety and performance requirements.MEDATECH engineering is a proud integrator of this technology in North America and is busy adapting the technology to Mining and Construction equipment including a 40 Tonne Haul Truck and a Battery Electric Motor Grader.