SuperPolymer 2.0 Lithium Ion Batteries for Two EV Models
Canada’s Electrovaya, which recently introduced the SuperPolymer 2.0 version of its advanced lithium ion battery, says it’s shipping battery packs to China’s Dongfeng Motor for two different electric vehicle models.
“This is a critical contract for both groups,” Electrovaya’s senior consultant for the Chinese EV market, Joseph Chao, says in a company release. Dongfeng “presently manufactures over 3.5 million vehicles in China and its electric vehicle program has the potential to become one of the major players in the Chinese market,” he said.
The SuperPolymer 2.0 battery packs include of high-energy density lithium ion cells and BMS (battery management system) with mechanical, thermal, electrical and electronics sub-assemblies. Energy desnity, on a cell level is as great as 185 watt-hours per kilogram, the company says.
“Electrovaya’s design team put together a ‘fast-track multi-disciplinary team’ which carried out a complete design, build and test for this automotive electric vehicle program in four months,” Electrovaya Rajshekar Das Gupta says in the Dongfeng announcement. “This is the start of a development program which will evolve through a series of prototype units as we showcase our next generation battery systems for the electric vehicle market.”
Electrovaya (Toronto:EFL) notes too that it is “one of the few North American lithium ion battery companies that remain in operation following the Chapter 11 filings of its competitors.”
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