XALT Energy has announced that its Lithium Titanium Oxide (LTO) battery cells have been certified under China’s new GB/T quality control standard. The new and more stringent standard replaces the QC/T standard under which the cells were previously certified.
XALT launched the LTO cell in China last year, and was ramping up production volume to meet the demands of bus manufacturers there when the Chinese government abruptly changed qualifying requirements in April.
Certification testing was performed by China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), an independent third-party laboratory qualified by the Chinese government. XALT Energy’s cells were confirmed to meet the requirements of all three relevant standards: GB/T 31484-2015, 31485-2015 and 31486-2015.
XALT Energy’s LTO cells, produced in the company’s highly automated manufacturing facility in Midland, Michigan, are designed for long-life, rapid charge and discharge applications in all temperature environments.
“The new GB/T standard was a big part of China’s regulatory changes,” says Subhash Dhar, XALT Energy CEO. “We had the confidence in our cell design to begin testing immediately. The positive and timely test results validated our confidence, our technology and our customer’s choice in selecting XALT’s LTO cells for their pure electric, fast-charge buses.”