ARTS Energy in supply agreement with Hunan Copower for NiMH cells for HEV applications in Europe
ARTS Energy, a French manufacturer of energy storage solutions is making its entry into the market of batteries for HEV vehicle and very high power application, thanks to a strategic partnership with Hunan Copower EV Battery Co.
From May 2018, ARTS Energy will be the first and unique manufacturer in Europe, being in a position to use this battery technology developed especially for the HEV market.
Copower EV battery currently supplies the number one Japanese car manufacturer for its HEV cars produced in China, and this technology will also be available to any France- or Europe-based companies thanks to ARTS Energy.
Based in Charente, France, ARTS Energy has signed a strategic collaboration that will grant them access to very high power HEV cylindrical cells in the format 33600.
These batteries are unique in the sense of being able to be charged and discharged in less than three minutes and could be used in a wide range of applications: start and stop of very large ICE engines, mild hybrid (48 volts); HEV (high voltage) for any ICE vehicles; propulsion batteries for fuel cell vehicles, but also any kind of stationary batteries that requires very high power features.
ARTS Energy’s customers will benefit of the fourth generation of the HEV Ni-MH technology since the launch of the Toyota Prius in 1997, in a cell which is already qualified by several Chinese and Japanese manufacturers, and whose cylindrical standard sizes makes it easier to integrate into pack making.
Also, starting September 1st 2018, the French battery producer will propose purpose built modules, power packs with associated low and high voltage BMS. Their customers could then use this technology whose performances and reliability have been proven on the market, while reducing the cost of their developments.
This technology should be of interest for the first tier OEM’s which are actively engaged in the reduction of the CO2 emissions imposed by the European community.
Source: ARTS Energy