Posts Tagged: AKASOL

AKASOL orders fully automated production lines for new high-energy battery module plant

AKASOL has adopted Tesla’s nomenclature, and christened its new battery plant in Darmstadt, Germany “Gigafactory 1.” The German battery maker has commissioned Manz to supply fully automated production lines for high-energy battery modules at the new plant and the company’s US site in Hazel Park, Michigan. The total order volume for production equipment could reach… Read more »

AKASOL supplies battery packs for German fuel cell trains

AKASOL is slated to provide battery tech (including cables and temperature regulation equipment) to a fleet of more than 40 Alstom trains in Germany’s Lower Saxony and Rhine/Main transit regions. Supplying such a quantity of fuel cell-powered trains is a major deal for AKASOL, who stands to make tens of millions of Euros while expanding… Read more »

AKASOL introduces new batteries for commercial vehicles

German battery maker AKASOLhas announced several new Li-ion battery solutions which it plans to begin mass-producing in the next 6 to 12 months. The company’s new flagship battery, the AKAModule CYC, features liquid-cooled battery modules, and claims specific energy of 221 Wh/kg. AKASOL says its new modules are scalable and can be integrated into various… Read more »

Battery-maker AKASOL to open new production facility in Detroit

German battery system manufacturer AKASOL plans to open a production facility in Detroit, Michigan. Scheduled to begin in 2020, production will concentrate on AKASOL’s second-generation AKASystem OEM PRC battery system. The state has awarded the company a Michigan Business Development Program grant towards construction of the facility, which will create 200 jobs in the next… Read more »

AKASOL begins mass production of batteries for Mercedes eCitaro electric bus

This fall, AKASOL is set to begin mass producing batteries for Mercedes-Benz’s eCitaro. AKASOL’s first-generation battery systems will contain ten battery modules for up to 243 kWh per vehicle and a charging rate of up to 300 kW. In order to make this possible, AKASOL uses a water-cooling system to keep its batteries at 25° C in various… Read more »

Akasol to supply battery systems for EvoBus Citaro electric bus

Akasol, based in Darmstadt, Germany, is now manufacturing lithium-ion battery systems for Daimler subsidiary EvoBus, which plans to launch its new Citaro electric bus at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September, and begin series manufacturing this year. Each bus will be fitted with between six and ten of Akasol’s AKASYSTEM OEM battery packs (maximum… Read more »

AKASOL opens European production facility for commercial EV batteries

German battery manufacturer AKASOL has announced the opening of a new semi-automated production facility for commercial vehicle batteries. The company has invested €10 million in the new commercial plant at Langen, in the Hesse region of Germany. The facility has a capacity of 600 MWh of battery systems per year, enough to equip up to… Read more »

AKASOL shows its new battery systems for e-buses

German battery builder AKASOL presented its new AKASYSTEM OEM battery system at the recent Busworld Europe trade show. AKASYSTEM OEM is a complete roof installation for commercial vehicles, including a chiller and other components. It features compact dimensions (150x700x1,700 mm) and a modular design. The new system integrates standardized PHEV battery modules from major manufacturers…. Read more »

AKASOL Li-ion systems now powering Medatech’s underground mining equipment

Emissions in underground mining are not only a hazard to workers’ health – they are expensive to mitigate. Diesel-powered drilling, anchoring and transport machines produce exhaust gases that have to be siphoned off by large ventilation units via purpose-built shafts, a laborious and cost-intensive proposition. One solution is to rely on electrically powered machines, which… Read more »

AKASOL opens two new production facilities for battery systems

German battery builder AKASOL has built two new production sites: a new facility with over 3,000 square meters of production halls and office space in Langen, as well as an additional 700 square meters of production space at the company’s headquarters in Darmstadt. The automated production line in Langen will be set up by the… Read more »