The battery technology company Electrovaya, in concert with its wholly owned subsidiary Litarion GmbH, recently announced the release of a new 40 Ah lithium-ion battery cell — dubbed the “Litacell LC-40” — according to recent reports.
The new offering could drive down whole cell costs by up to 50%, while also notably improving functional safety, according to company representatives. Reportedly, the new offering also possesses an impressive working life.
Here are the details (via a new press release):
The Litacell-LC40 features an unparalleled combination of safety, cycle life and cost. For the first time, OEMs and battery pack integrators can now purchase standalone cells that feature the combined innovation and experience of the newly integrated Electrovaya and Litarion. The new 40Ah Litacell promises extraordinary cycle and calendar life (nearly 9000 cycles at 1C/1C and 100% DoD), unique safety properties due to the unparalleled stability of SeparionTM flexible ceramic separator membrane, stringent quality standards and excellent pricing options. The 40Ah Litacell contains optimized NMC/graphite based electrode chemistry.
“Lithium Ion Cells have cost and safety challenges and the Litacell LC40 provide the break- through technology with capability to drive down holistic costs by an amazing 50% while providing unparalleled safety,” stated Dr Andre Mecklenburg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Litarion. “Nearly 20,000 electric cars from a leading German OEM are on the road today with Zero Safety incidents, a rare feat in electric vehicles, a compliment to our unique ceramic embedded separator, Separion TM and our world class electrodes which now drives the Litacell technology.”
“Litacell 40Ah cells are now available to customers in Europe, North America and elsewhere, where the market demands highest safety and lowest holistic cell costs,” stated Dr Rajshekar Das Gupta, Vice President Business Development at Electrovaya. “We believe this technology should become the industry standard for the Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage markets.”
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