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EnerDel Trumpets 20 Million Transit Miles

September 13, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, maintenance, milestones, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Milestone for Vigor + Lithium Ion Replacement Units

“Vigor+” brand lithium ion replacement battery packs – ESS units, for energy storage systems – for hybrid buses have logged more than 20 million miles of service and “are playing a major role in fueling the company’s resurgence as a major U.S. manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems,” according to a release yesterday.

Vigor+ battery pack by EnerDel

“Transit agencies are seeking savings and technology improvement for their diesel-electric hybrid fleets when planning mid-life overhauls,” EnerDel transportation VP Tomasz Poznar said on a release.

“Our lithium technology has set a new reliability milestone and further proves to be a viable solution for hybrid bus operators,” he said.

Designed for Allison-Drive Parallel Hybrid Electric Buses

The company’s PP320-738-LP Vigor+ lithium-ion ESS “has proven to be a dependable solution.” The pack is approved for use with the Allison Hybrid H 40/50 EP system that is installed in diesel-hybrid buses in 15 cities through the United States and Canada.

EnerDel adds that there are now more than 600 buses equipped with EnerDel lithium ESS units equating to 20 million miles traveled since 2014.

Triple the Energy Capacity of OEM Batteries

Packing the 21 kilowatt-hours of electricity, EnerDel’s PP320-738-LP Vigor+ unit offers more than three times the energy than original OEM batteries (NiMH/nickel metal hydride) with longer life “while maintaining the same package.

“The Vigor+ pack offers a robust transportation-grade product with built-in system control redundancies to ensure enhanced pack protection and user safety,” EnerDel says. “It is designed to allow for easy-access to sub-pack assemblies, [with] air cooled thermal management and battery management systems.

“The product meets Buy America Act requirements and is produced in Indianapolis.”

Easy adopter: the Seattle-Area’s King County Metro is among the agencies moving to replace the nickel metal hydride batteries from Panasonic on its Allison drive New Flyer hybrid buses with Vigor brand lithium ion battreries from EnerDel (F&F, July 15, 2014).

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Source: EnerDel with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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