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Xalt Lithium Packs for EDI PHEVs

December 21, 2015 in Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Tentative Agreement for NMC Graphite Lithium Ion Units
For Vehicles with PowerDrive and Electric Power Export

Xalt Energy and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. disclosed a tentative agreement for Xalt to supply EDI with its NMC graphite lithium ion battery energy storage packs for EDI’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle PowerDrive and electric power export solutions.

EDI is adding Xalt Energy’s NMC graphite lithium ion battery packs, including XMP packs shown here, to a ‘portfolio’ of options for its PHEV trucks.

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. is looking to add Xalt Energy’s NMC graphite lithium ion battery packs, including the new XMP packs shown here, to a ‘portfolio’ of options for its PHEV trucks.



Initially, states the release, EDI will use a first-generation Xalt Energy battery system in a first-of-its-type commercial plug-in hybrid electric grid exportable power utility vehicle, built on a Peterbilt platform.

“The agreement is a first phase of a possible multi-year supply agreement that aims at upgrading to the new Xalt XPand pack battery modules when they become available in 2016,” the announcement states. “The packs will be used for commercial truck fleet replacement orders.”

‘Extremely Valuable’

“Adding the Xalt energy storage systems to our portfolio of battery suppliers is extremely valuable, as it expands our battery solution offerings,” EDI sales and business development chief Charlie Travis said in the release.

“EDI will work closely with Xalt to bring solutions to market that improve overall PHEV efficiency and deliver new feature sets,” Travis said.

PG&E utility truck with power export capability .. photo courtesy EDI, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

PG&E utility truck with power export capability .. photo courtesy EDI, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

“The integration of Xalt’s proven Lithium battery technology with EDI’s high-efficiency PHEV vehicle solution offers customers a superior zero emissions alternative,” said Xalt sales and marketing VP John Warner. “The Xalt pack offers a combination of light weight, compact size and a customizable design produced in a world-class manufacturing facility that EDI found very attractive.”

XMP and XMP+

Xalt has begun shipment of the initial order and is expected to complete shipments under the first phase of the program in the first quarter of 2016.

The XPand Modular Pack (XMP) and the XPand Modular Pack Plus (XMP+) that will reach the market in 2016 are Xalt Energy’s new state of the art Energy Storage Systems (ESS) based on Xalt Energy’s world class lithium ion cell designs.

XMP is designed for use in multiple applications including hybrid and electric commercial truck, bus and heavy duty transportation; hybrid and electric marine power and propulsion, as well as grid and stationary applications.

Two views of Xalt Energy's new XPand lithium ion battery pack

Two views of Xalt Energy’s new XPand lithium ion battery pack


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Source: EDI and Xalt with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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