New Langen production facility is planned to produce up to 600 MWh of batteries per year, for use mainly in e-buses
AKASOL has opened a new semi-automated production facility for high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, investing €10 million into the new commercial plant at Langen.
From November, AKASOL will begin serial production at the facility, which is now the largest production line for commercial vehicle battery systems in Europe. With a capacity of 600 MWh, the plant can produce high-performance battery systems for up to 3,000 hybrid or electric vehicles or other large commercial vehicles each year.
The Langen plant will manufacture the company’s AKAsystem OEM for commercial vehicles, such as buses and trucks.
As recently announced, AKASOL will supply this lithium-ion system to two leading European bus manufacturers in contracts to build approximately 10,000 buses within the next few years. AKASOL won the two contracts after an extensive process ensuring the highest automotive industry safety standards.
The company says it is currently the only mass manufacturer in Europe able to offer flexible solutions for battery sizes and chemistry while fulfilling all industry reliability and safety requirements.
In October the manufacturer announced that two well-known European bus manufacturers will be using its AKASYSTEM OEM battery technology in Germany form next year, with plans to equip around 10,000 e-buses over the next few years.
The new site will be capable of supplying between 1,000 (300 kWh) and 1,500 (200 kWh) electric buses can be equipped each year.
AKASOL currently also supplies technology and consulting to leading companies including VDL Bus & Coach, Alexander Dennis, Alstom, Bombardier and Bucher Municipal.