UK developer of lithium-ion battery technology, Hyperdrive Innovation, has launched a new modular battery platform at the EVS30 trade show in Stuttgart, Germany.
The new battery will be available from 2018 and is the second modular system developed by Hyperdrive incorporating Nissan’s lithium-ion cells. It has been designed to hold more energy and offer significantly better value for electric vehicles and energy storage. The new battery packs are also more compact, providing 50 percent more energy density and a significantly lower cost per kilowatt hour.
The launch of the battery follows that of the second-generation Nissan Leaf car and incorporates the same cell technology developed in Japan and manufactured in the UK. Hyperdrive’s energy systems are already being incorporated into a wide range of electric vehicles from airport and municipal fleets, to autonomous machines and heavy duty vehicles.
“As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, our new battery platform offers manufacturers a more compact pack that delivers a longer range and a lower cost per KwH” said Allan Cairns, CEO of Hyperdrive Innovation. “Our expertise and engineering quality means customers can quickly and easily deploy one of our technology into an application without the need for costly development. It is why Hyperdrive is helping major global companies to electrify and expand their product ranges whether it is construction equipment or robots as well responding to the growing demand for stationary energy storage.”
EVS30 is running today, 9th – 11th October 2017, in Stuttgart, Germany and is co-located with the Battery + Storage show. Hyperdrive has been invited by the Society of Motors Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to join their UK pavilion featuring leading technology businesses and the latest innovations. EVS30 is the largest trade fair and conference event for electric mobility which brings together researchers, government representatives and industry experts from around the world.