Ecovolta`s new lithium traction battery for electric vehicles
According to Ecovolta this significantly cuts the time and expense needed to bring electric vehicles to the serial production stage. This means that manufacturers can rapidly convert even smaller or pre-existing vehicle series to run on electricity, creating prototypes within just a few weeks. Ecovolta estimates that vehicle manufacturers using a battery with an operating voltage of 48 volts and a capacity of 10 kilowatt-hours for example will be able to save a total of 250,000 to 500,000 euros in development and certification costs.
The evoTractionBattery is available with a voltage of 24 volts, 48 volts and 400 volts as well as a capacity of 2.5 to 15 kilowatt-hours. Up to 16 batteries can be connected in series in any configuration, and up to 32 strings can be connected in parallel, allowing a battery voltage of between 24 and 829 volts and a total capacity of up to around 7,600 kilowatt-hours.
The standardisation cuts the costs per kilowatt hour of electricity stored, lowering the barriers to entry for companies looking to move into e-mobility. It covers aspects of the dimensions, capacity levels and electronics. Users of the evoTractionBattery receive fully documented certification for all battery packs, including the crucial UN 38.3 certification for transport safety. (nhp)
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