UK-based Hyperdrive Innovation is incorporating Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology in its new intelligent battery systems, which are available to manufacturers to power electric and hybrid vehicles, and for stationary energy storage applications.
Hyperdrive’s first battery packs are currently being fitted into a number of niche, off-highway vehicles.
“UK car manufacturers would have to spend millions of pounds to develop their own electric vehicle batteries,” said Hyperdrive Managing Director Stephen Irish. “The ability to acquire world-leading technology and engineering support via Hyperdrive instead could give UK car manufacturers a significant head start in the race to deliver commercially successful electric vehicles. The availability of this technology is also an enabler for homeowners, businesses and network operators to expand their energy storage capacity.”
“As part of our Intelligent Mobility strategy, Nissan is committed to exploring new technology-powered solutions for our customers that go way beyond the electric vehicle itself,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan’s VP for Manufacturing in the UK.