UK-based battery maker OXIS and Multi Source Power (MSP), a manufacturer of hybrid and electric marine drivetrains, have formed a partnership to develop lithium-sulfur batteries for marine applications.
The new product will be part of the Ghost Power Brand, and is scheduled for launch in the spring of 2015. It will be a versatile battery system scalable from 20 kWh to 50 kWh, and will provide multiple configurable voltage outputs that can power electric motorboats, and can also be used to power air conditioning systems, navigation systems etc.
“MSP has a strong pedigree in electric boat building expertise coupled with in-depth battery experience,” said Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO of OXIS. “It has a quality team working to develop the ideal battery solution for the electric boat market and we are very happy that its quality and safety focused team has chosen OXIS’s lithium-sulfur technology. The inherent safety of OXIS’s cell technology, along with its lightness, provides MSP with a strong competitive advantage for marine battery systems.”
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“Lithium Sulfur technology is the ideal solution for the marine industry, combining safety and lightweight aspects. The OXIS battery technology provides the highest levels of safety our customers demand.” said MSP CEO Simon Patterson. “Furthermore, lithium-sulfur cells are already lighter than the lightest lithium-ion technology, and the overall weight reduction provides significant improvement to both the capacity performance and efficiency of the battery technology.”
Source: OXIS Energy