German firm AKASOL will introduce a new modular lithium-ion battery system at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. The AKASystem OEM is designed for use in commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks, construction equipment and specialty vehicles.
The base unit has a storage capacity of 24.4 kWh at a voltage level of 661 V (nominal) and power of 150 kW (peak). A theoretically unlimited number of additional modules can be added in parallel and in series. The battery modules are made by major battery manufacturers.
The modules are designed to be very compact. A water/glycol cooling system, developed by AKASOL, ensures uniform temperature.
“AKASystem OEM meets the highest security standards in the automotive sector,” says AKASOL Director Sven Schulz. “It offers the perfect foundation for a reliable and economical operation of hybrid and all-electric propulsion systems. AKASOL customers benefit from economies of scale through our series delivery to several OEMs.”