Posts Tagged: AKASOL

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 »

AKASOL says its battery modules ace long-term endurance tests

German battery builder AKASOL subjected the latest generation of its battery modules, AKAMODULE 46Ah and 53Ah, to an eight-month endurance test featuring a range of brutally extreme conditions. The test showed service life to even longer than expected. At 50 to 55 degrees, the battery components worked for 1.5 years in full cycles at a… Read more »

AKASOL introduces modular battery packs for commercial vehicles

German firm AKASOL will introduce a new modular lithium-ion battery system at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. The AKASystem OEM is designed for use in commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks, construction equipment and specialty vehicles. The base unit has a storage capacity of 24.4 kWh at a voltage level of… Read more »

Bombardier battery-powered tram makes record test run

Bombardier Transportation has successfully completed a 26-mile catenary-free test run in the German city of Mannheim using a tram, powered by Bombardier’s PRIMOVE battery and MITRAC (Modular Integrated TRACtion) system. The PRIMOVE system features batteries provided by the German firm AKASOL, and use nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) Li-ion cells. A thermal conditioning unit maintains the… Read more »

MTU and AKASOL partner to develop heavy-duty diesel hybrids

MTU Friedrichshafen, a manufacturer of large diesel engines, has formed a development partnership with Li-ion battery-maker AKASOL, with the aim of developing battery systems for MTU’s hybrid and electric propulsion systems. Using AKASOL battery systems, MTU plans to produce hybrid powertrains for the marine, heavy-duty ground vehicle and rail sectors, as well as stationary industrial… Read more »