Switzerland-based Leclanché has received certification for its LTO battery cells that will allow it to provide battery solutions for EVs in China. This certification, which was performed by an independent testing lab, corresponds to the latest standards from the Standards Administration of China, and covers lifetime, safety and performance requirements.
Leclanché is in discussions with several parties in China to develop strategic partnerships in technology licensing and manufacturing.
“With the expected doubling of electric vehicle battery capacity in China by 2020 and lithium batteries as the key technology, the opportunities for Leclanché are significant,” said Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché. “This is an important milestone for Leclanché and will support the growth strategy of the company.”
“Leclanché has advanced lithium cell technology, with more than 100 patents, for both power applications, LTO, and high-energy-density cells, G/NMC cells,” said Pierre Blanc, CTO of Leclanché. “Coupled with the know-how of building and operating Europe’s largest and most automated lithium cell manufacturing facility, Leclanché is the ideal technology licensing and manufacturing partner to help Chinese companies leapfrog the competition and dominate the global battery market. Furthermore, with its complete battery systems technology, including modules and battery management system software, Leclanché can offer fully integrated solutions for many applications, in particular electric buses.”