Battery manufacturer XALT Energy (formerly Dow Kokam) has agreed to supply its NMC graphite Li-ion battery packs to Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), for use in the company’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions. Shipment of the initial order should be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
EDI will use XALT’s first-generation battery system in a plug-in hybrid exportable power utility vehicle, built on a Peterbilt truck platform. In the future, EDI may use XALT’s XPAND pack battery modules, expected to become available in 2016, for commercial truck fleet replacement orders.
XALT’s new XPAND Modular Pack (XMP) and XPAND Modular Pack Plus (XMP+) are designed for such applications as trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles; marine power and propulsion; and grid and stationary applications.
“Adding the XALT energy storage systems to our portfolio of battery suppliers is extremely valuable, as it expands our battery solution offerings,” said Charlie Travis, EDI’s Head of Sales and Business Development. “EDI will work closely with XALT to bring solutions to market that improve overall PHEV efficiency and deliver new feature sets.”
“The integration of XALT’s proven lithium battery technology with EDI’s high-efficiency PHEV vehicle solution offers customers a superior zero-emissions alternative,” said John Warner, VP of Sales and Marketing at XALT. “The XALT pack offers a combination of light weight, compact size and a customizable deign produced in a world-class manufacturing facility that EDI found very attractive.”